CARBIOS ENZYMATED PLASTICS PRINCIPLE :
CARBIOS is pioneering the use of enzymes to degrade the polymers that make up plastic materials. This breakthrough innovation developed by CARBIOS involves embedding enzymes into plastic materials, thus enabling them to fully biodegrade themselves with a controlled life span, after use or while the plastics are scattered in the environment, into base molecules that can be assimilated by the micro-organisms in nature.
Carbiolice is the product of a partnership between Carbios’ innovative technology and Limagrain Céréales Ingrédients’ technical, industrial and commercial expertise acquired over more than 15 years in the bioplastics sector.
Launched in September 2016, this joint venture will operate CARBIOS’ patented enzymatic biodegradation technology by producing enzymated pellets to be used in the production of a new generation of biosourced and biodegradable plastics. CARBIOLICE will target the markets of flexible films (mulch films, bags and sacks, industrial films…) and rigid plastics (in the field of agriculture and for disposable tableware). Theses biodegradable plastics will meet the increasingly stringent requirements defined by France’s energy transition law.
Innovations to ensure that plastics never become waste