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Bioplastics and Biochemicals

Novamont is a leading company in the sector of bioplastics and biochemicals obtained through the integration of chemistry, environment and agriculture. It promotes a new model of bioeconomy in the logic of the circular economy, not only based on efficiency and sustainable use of renewable resources, but also as a factor for territorial regeneration.

Novamont’s development model starts from local areas and creates integrated biorefineries by converting uncompetitive industrial sites, respecting the specific characteristics and biodiversity of the territories, in partnership with all the stakeholders in the value chain.

MATER-BI is a range of bio-based plastics produced by Novamont, which are biodegradable and compostable. They are obtained by patented technologies in the field of processing starches, vegetable oils and combinations thereof. Developed by Novamont research to provide solutions for specific environmental problems and to help promote sustainable behaviour.


Bioplastics have material characteristics and properties similar to those of traditional plastics, while being of vegetable origin, biodegradable and compostable according to European Standard EN 13432 the major technical reference material for producers, public authorities, composting facilities, certification bodies and consumers.

MATER-BI is used in many sectors (retail bags, packaging, fast food, waste sorting and agriculture) by providing unique and innovative solutions. Due to its compostability, MATER-BI can help optimize the collection and management of waste, return food nutrients to soil, reduce environmental impact and develop virtuous production systems with significant advantages throughout the production-consumption cycle.

MATER-BI offers solutions for the following industries:

  • Agriculture

  • Packaging

  • Carrier Bags

  • Food Services

  • Organic waste collection

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Millchem is the proud distributor for Novamont in sub-Saharan Africa. Contact us today for more information on these products and how we can help customise a solution that suits your needs.