Technical Questions

Innograaf specialises in answering technical questions about EPS, EPP, PLA, PBAT, CE and other biobased polymers that are not easy to answer and supports implementation.

  • Helping companies making the change from single use EPS to other types of material
  • Helping companies change production from fossil-based polymers to biobased polymers,
  • Assist in realising carbon neutrality certification PAS2060 for products
  • Assist in EAD/ETA certification for new materials not yet available on the EU market
  • Mapping the EU recycling legislative landscape for special foamed polymers.
  • Propose a simple test for determining pentane and water content in EPS
  • Advice on best practice for pentane and VOC abatement for polymer production factories
  • Biobased materials that do not qualify as a microplastic under the new ECHA legislation

Some recent projects:

  • May 2019-Nov 2019 Helping a producer that make machines for disposables to identify new markets and new materials ,that are not affected by the SUP directives
  • Oct 2019-March 2020 advise on microplastics issues for a new glue backing and filament systems for an artificial turf system producer
  • Advising a Far Eastern blue-chip company to position traditional products and work on recycling options and pentane emission legislation during manufacturing
  • Oct 2020 NOM investment agency on reopening a 20-year-old PLA plant.
  • Feb 2021 Propose a treatment system for in-line coating of expandable beads
  • Feb 2021 Advise on EU recycling issues to an American blue chip consultancy firm
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Ongoing projects:

  • Dec 2019- ongoing; Consultant for a US based blue chip company on positioning a novel biobased / recycle content polymer in the EU market
  • Oct 2020 – ongoing advice on setting up the recycling polyester/cotton of garments using innovative dissolution technology and using the cooperative organisation model
  • Several projects to develop the ‘holy grail’ biodegradable foam for thin walled moulding applications
  • 2022-2023 Participation in the EFRO project Building on Nature 
    Unlocking building blocks from nature to replace fossil raw materials  in plastics, foams, fibers and packaging