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
- 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