Compostable polymer films

The beginning of a revolution in packaging

Press Release / 3.9.2018

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bioORMOCER® foils are biodegradable and compostable.

Congratulations, Dr. Amberg-Schwab. You developed a biodegradable, compostable barrier coating and earned a New Plastics Innovation Prize for your efforts. Is this the beginning of a revolution in packaging?


We have been looking into the global problem of packaging waste for a long time now here at the ISC. We are proud to be making a valuable contribution towards reducing the mountain of plastic waste with our research. But I wouldn’t call it a revolution in packaging. We have decades of experience developing ORMOCER®-based barrier layers for packaging films, so it was a logical step for us to research organically-based, biodegradable coatings for films.

Read more about compostable polymer films at Research News on the website of Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft “Compostable polymer films: The beginning of a revolution in packaging”.