Renewable Resources


BIOBASED – Materials that are derived in whole or in part from biomass resources are biobased. Biomass resources are organic materials that are available on a renewable or recurring basis such as crop residues, wood residues, grasses, and aquatic plants.

BIOBASED PRODUCT – Any product that contains some amount of biobased material within is a biobased product. The term is typically applied to only materials containing carbon1.

Biobased Content Determination via ASTM D6866

Through radiocarbon dating techniques, ASTM D6866 can measure the exact percentage of a material that came from renewable sources. It must be noted though that a product’s biobased content is based ONLY on the organic (carbon-containing) fraction of the formulation.

Plantic uses renewable sourced raw materials such corn starch and polyethylenes derived from sugarcane. All PLANTICproducts are tested for biobased content by globally recognidsed accredited laboratories and are certified by AB Vincotte. 

PLANTIC HP being predominantly made from corn starch maintain over 80% biobased content.

PLANTIC™  laminated products predominantly made from PLANTICHP maintain between 60-80% biobased content.

For the certificates of the above, please visit the Plantic certification page.

A 100% renewable content grades of PLANTIC laminated materials with the incorporation of sugarcane based PE is near completion. This will be the first sugarcane based product available in Australia.


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