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BIOCOMPOSITES

Natural in essence. Really.

WHAT IS A BIOCOMPOSITE?

All Mixcycling products are biocomposites.

This means that they contain a percentage (from 10% to 70%) of organic fiber mixed with a polymer base that can be virgin, recycled or bio-based. 

Based on our users’ necessities we offer different ranges of biocomposites.

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Virgin Carriers

All uses
Natural fibers are mixed with virgin polymers out of technical/mechanical reasons, for instance in order to ensure food grade standards.

Recycled Carriers

Industry Garden Packaging
Biocomposites using 100% recycled polymers.

Recycled Carriers Food Contact

Furniture elements
Biocomposites using 100% recycled Food Grade PET.

Bio-based Carriers

Packaging Furniture elements Industry
This type of composite id formed by a 100% bio-based polymer. It maintains all of the chemical properties of a fossil-based polymer. The most common types are Bio-PE Polyethylene and Bio-PP Polyethylene.

Biodegradable Carriers

All uses
Use of 100% biodegradable materials. Depending on the shape and thickness of the objects produced, the possibility of creating a 100% biodegradable material is evaluated.

Biodegradable Compostable Carriers

Industry Garden Packaging
Use of 100% biodegradable materials (materials whose decomposition process takes less than 3 months). Depending on the shape and thickness of the objects produced, the possibility of creating a 100% biodegradable compostable material is evaluated.
Mixcycling, not just a blend but a true sustainability project.
servizio-materiale-su-misura

Analysis and feasibility studies on the object’s life cycle

servizio-test specifici
Technical validation and specialised tests
servizio-LCA
LCA support and certifications

STANDARD FIBER

RICE HUSK

Rice husk is a byproduct of the initial processing of rice. More specifically, the husk is the peel that covers the rice grain which is discarded during dehusking.

CORK

Cork oaks grow in the forests of Portugal, the world’s largest producer. Their bark is harvested every 9 years, without cutting or weakening the plant: this allows the tree to keep living and growing. 

Cork is only harvested from early May until August, when the bark can be separated from the trunk without causing permanent damage to the tree.

MARC

The marc we use for Mixcycling materials is “a scrap’s scrap”. This is because, after having been generated from crushing and having been used to distillate spirits, it is discarded. That is when we recover it to produce Bio Vinum. 

MISCANTHUS

Miscanthus, or silvergrass, is a perennial grass plant with high production performance. Thanks to its high productivity, in recent years it has become an important resource as lignocellulosic biomass, both for energy and for the production of biobased objects. 

Throughout its growth, the plant does not need any particular intervention from the farmer.

WOOD

The wood we use is scrap from an internal stopper production process. Instead of being thrown away, the scrap is treated and sanitised to give it new life.