"New pathways, strategies, business and communication models for bioplastics as a building block of a sustainable economy"

FKuR Kunststoff GmbH

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With the slogan "Plastics – made by nature!" FKuR Kunststoff GmbH was incorporated in 2003. In cooperation with the Fraunhofer Institute UMSICHT, Oberhausen, FKuR Kunststoff GmbH has developed a wide range of biodegradable plastics primarily made from natural resource materials.

Generally, raw bioplastics (starch, PLA, PHA, PBS and others) are not easy to use and are therefore blended and compounded into more functional materials. This processing of raw bioplastics requires special knowledge in the field of additives and a smooth compounding process.

The growth of the FKuR product range is mainly based on bioplastics for the packaging of short life products (food packaging, waste bags, diaper back sheets and others). Here the biodegradability and the alternative disposal route for the consumer are particularly of benefit.

The need for bioplastics for durable goods is constantly growing and will in the medium term exceed the need for shorter life products. Since the relevance of biodegradability takes a back seat in this context and sometimes is even not desired, the research and development of FKuR increasingly focuses on the increased use of natural resources.