“Reconciling human activity and respect for the environment – is this impossible? Firmly convinced that plastic can serve the interests of humanity while respecting the planet, Carbiolice develops green, innovative solutions, that offer an effective alternative to oil-based materials.“
Chief Executive Officer of Carbiolice
A range of compounds, partially biobased, 100% biodegradable and 100 % compostable, especially designed for thin films applications.
Our enzymated solution will shorthly reinvent the integrated and programed biodegradation for thin and rigid applications based on PLA.
DEPENDING ON THE APPLICATIONS
COMPOSTABLE IN INDUSTRIAL SITUATIONS compliant with the European standard EN 13432 and granted the OK compost label, which guarantees that the product will decompose and be completely assimilated in less than twelve weeks without any toxic risk for the environment.
COMPOSTABLE IN HOME SITUATIONS compliant with the French standard NF T51-800. Due to the relatively limited volume of waste present in your garden’s compost pile, the temperature is much lower and less constant than in an industrial composting environment. This is the reason why garden composting is a slower process. The OK compost HOME label granted to Biolice® biopolymers, guarantees, based on speciﬁc requirements, that it is completely biodegradable, even in your garden compost.
BIODEGRADABLE IN THE SOIL
Biodegradability in the soil provides high added value for agricultural and horticultural products: they can biodegrade and be assimilated in place after use, avoiding the need to collect products that are very dirty and generally unsuitable for recycling. The OK biodegradable SOIL label guarantees that the product is completely biodegradable and can be assimilated by soil micro-organisms without any negative effects on the environment.
A STARTUP SPIRIT AT THE HEART OF INDUSTRIAL KNOW-HOW
WITH AN INDUSTRIAL ORGANIZATION.
Carbiolice created in 2016, is the fruit of the shared, complementary ambitions of 3 entities:
technologies for plastics
for strategic industrial activity
Producer of cereal
Carbiolice is a French company with expertise in the development and the production of bioplastics.
Creating integrated, innovative and economic biodegradation solutions.
- Expertise in biobased materials based on the know-how of Limagrain, the 4th largest world seed company.
- An exclusive license from CARBIOS on enzymatic biodegradation technologies.
- A direct link from our research center to our industrial site.
- An application laboratory serving our experts.
15 years of industrial experience in the bioplastics business, including 5 years of research, gave birth to Carbiolice, an agile startup endowed with know-how and industrial organization.
Certified ISO 9001, Carbiolice has thus become a creator of opportunities in an increasingly restrictive legal and economic environment.
FOUR KEY DATES
ORIGINS IN AGRICULTURAL MULCH FILMS.
Precursor of mulching in France since 1965, the agricultural cooperative Limagrain began working on the development of biodegradable mulch films. This success drove to the birth of Biolice® compounds, the ﬁrst French compostable and biodegradable plastic raw material.
CONQUEST OF PLASTIC BAGS AND INTERNATIONAL MARKETS.
Biolice® biopolymers were launched for plastic bags applications. HI (Humanity & Inclusion) relayed our expertise to develop a 100% biodegradable Christmas tree bag. Gamm Vert proposed 100% compostable plastic carry bags using our polymers. At the same time, business expanded beyond our national frontiers with success in the United Kingdom, India and China.
THANAPLAST™, R&D PROGRAM FOR A DISRUPTIVE TECHNOLOGY CARBIOS
The inventor and owner of the enzymatic biodegradation of plastics launched Thanaplast™, a collaborative research program with academic and industrial partners such as Limagrain Céréales Ingrédients. The success of this project gave birth to Carbiolice a few years later…
CREATION OF CARBIOLICE.
Carbiolice is the fruit of the shared, complementary ambitions of Limagrain Céréales Ingrédients, a global seed company, CARBIOS, a green chemistry company developing enzymatic technologies, and the investment fund SPI, managed by Bpifrance.
Carbiolice has endorsed the statement made by the Ellen MacArthur Foundation which advocates the ban of oxo-degradable plastic packaging throughout the world.