Make your products suitable for composting even at room temperature

CARBIOS Active represents a unique universal and ready-to-use solution for all players in the plastic value chain, accelerating the PLA’s natural biodegradation and making it suitable for domestic composting. Whether you produce plastic compounds, are a plastic processor or simply a company interested in investing in a sustainable packaging solution, Carbiolice is committed to making it easy for you to adopt home compostable products.

Our R&D, production and customer support teams are there to assist you so you can offer your customers an environmentally-friendly plastic.​

CARBIOS Active boosts the biodegradation performance of your compounds and allows them to be used for thicker applications. Carbiolice teams study the compatibility of CARBIOS Active with your grades, and help you to quantify the added value.​

Carbiolice can assist you in successfully integrating CARBIOS Active into your formulations.

Our R&D team can visit your site and carry out tests on your pilot and production lines.

Carbiolice provides technical and marketing support for your packaging solutions.

Carbiolice can liaise with your plastic processor regarding CARBIOS Active integration to allow you to quickly bring an innovative and environmentally-friendly packaging solution to the market.​

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Questions & Answers

In what types of compounds can CARBIOS Active be introduced?

CARBIOS Active additive can be used in PLA (Polylactic Acid) based compounds, during common plastic transformation processes such as extrusion or thermoforming. This 100% biosourced, compostable and biodegradable polymer is available in industrial quantities. CARBIOS Active is compatible with all PLA-based grades, which makes its use possible for both flexible (films) and rigid applications (trays, cups etc.).

For which applications can I use CARBIOS Active?

CARBIOS Active is suitable all plastic products that are difficult to recycle today, either because they are too thin, soiled or composed of several layers. It can therefore be used in packaging or single-use plastics.

Among these product categories, packaging film, industrial and agricultural film, food packaging and coffee capsules are applications for which compostability will enable them to benefit from a more environmentally-friendly end-of-life. Currently, CARBIOS Active can be applied to flexible films up to 60µm as well as to rigid sheets with a thickness of approximately 800 µm.

But we are not sitting on our laurels, we are continuing to innovate in order to improve CARBIOS Active’s performance so it can be used in thicker applications, or those requiring single-layer food contact. Our industrial partner Novozymes, a leader in the production of enzymes, is continually working on its optimization.

How can I be sure that CARBIOS Active is compatible with my application?

We provide our customers with practical support.

Carbiolice first works with you to trial the product, analysing all the possibilities to make your products or your packaging sustainable and responsible. Our R&D teams support you through laboratory tests to validate the use of CARBIOS Active in the chosen PLA base formulation.

Our Applications engineers can assist you on your production lines to get the very best from CARBIOS Active during dedicated tests.

To learn more about our testing offer, please contact us.

How can I get my products "Ok Compost Home" certified?

The certification process is carried out in Europe with the TÜV AUSTRIA accreditation body. Their laboratories test products containing CARBIOS Active to validate their compliance with composting standards (EN 13432 for industrial composting and NF T51-800 for domestic composting).

Our quality teams will be pleased to liaise with bodies such as TÜV Austria, with whom we have set up a process to fast track the certification of your products integrating CARBIOS Active.

How can I make my customers aware of CARBIOS Active inside benefits in my products?

Over and above your corporate communication on your innovations and environmental values, packaging will be an important channel of information.

In addition to logos certifying the compostability of the product, our business team can assist you with best practices for clear communication about the product’s end-of-life.

Where can I find PLA compounds?

Different grades of PLA are available on the market, either pure or in compound form. At Carbiolice, we have tested more than 15 different PLA grades and can help you select the most suitable grade for your particular application.​