Plastics recycling solution provider PLASTIX has formed Alliance Partnership with nano technology and bio composite experts Titan Bioplastics, USA.
The partnership plans to support sustainable circular economy initiatives for ‘Super Plastics,’ leveraging Titan Bioplastics’ Food Safe Nano Technology.
The plastic will be in line with the forthcoming plastic mandates throughout the EU.
PLASTIX CEO Hans Axel Kristensen said: “The goal here is to increase the content of recycled plastics in basically all products to meet the requirements of the New Circular Plastics Economy, not just by recycling plastic waste, but ensuring these materials are on par with virgin materials, making them applicable for a multitude of uses including food contact packaging.”
Titan Bioplastics’ patented Food Safe Nano Technology ‘Titan Nanofill’ is US FDA food contact approved mineral additive supporting physical barrier properties. The technology can be implemented into a variety of polymers.
The technology can provide 100% increase in barrier properties in polymers, blocking moisture, oxygen and some UV. It also prevents leaching, which during recycling prevents other plastics from leakage as well.
Titan Bioplastics CEO Tanya Hart said: “We see this as an advancement to many packaging solutions, as well as serious technology supporting companies adapting production in order to meet directives by the European Commission and the Extended Producer Responsibility Act.”
PLASTIX offers customised recycled raw materials to customers worldwide, while Titan Bioplastics develops compostable bioplastic composites, additives and nano materials including Graphene.
Earlier this year, PLASTIX’ OceanIX material was selected by Araven to used in their new line of recycled shopping carts and baskets named Oceanis.