Reduce Your Carbon Footprint with Biofilm Polythene Packaging

Biofilm is a bio-based material made from sugar cane. It’s the process of photosynthesis as the plant grows that makes this product carbon positive.

The sugar cane actively captures CO2 from the atmosphere, while at the same time releasing oxygen – making this material not just green, but proactively green.

The Benefits of Biofilm Polythene Packaging:

Our Biofilm material can be chosen as an alternative option to standard polythene for your plastic packaging across our entire product range. It offers your company the opportunity to improve your green credentials, meet legislative requirements and deliver improved environmental solutions.


Biodegradable plastics can be applied in a range of useful ways. They can be foamed into packing materials, extruded, and injection-moulded in modified conventional machines. Different types of fillers can be used with the system, such as wood flour, lime, clay, or waste paper. The fillers can be coloured and also used in various granulation sizes to change the material´s external appearance. The material can be co-injected with other plastic materials such as LDPE, PP, and HDPE. The co-injection process deposits a thin film of plastic material over the top of the biodegradable plastic. This yields a completely biodegradable item that is cheaper than conventional plastic materials, completely waterproof, and coloured to match conventional plastic materials. There are two classes of biodegradable plastics:

  • Bioplastics, whose components are derived from renewable raw materials
  • Plastics made from petrochemicals with biodegradable additives that enhance biodegradation.


Biodegradable plastics offer an ideal solution in many single- or short-term use applications:

  • Organic waste collection and diversion.
  • Agricultural and horticultural sectors (for example, as mulch-films or plant pots).
  • Food packaging.
  • Disposable tableware.

Key elements:

Biodegradable plastics offer an ideal solution in many single- or short-term use applications:

  • Biodegradable polymers can be made from both renewable and/or fossil resources.
  • Biodegradable plastics provide unique properties in specific applications and can offer certain additional advantages during use and/or waste management.
  • Similar to other plastics, biodegradable plastics are suitable for several recovery options when such products come to its end of life.
  • Biodegradable plastics can be composted and/or digested anaerobically, additionally to material recovery (= recycling) and to energy recovery.
  • Improved awareness and education on the proper use and waste management of all plastics including bio-degradable plastics should be supported and promoted.

This gives you a significantly greener, environmentally friendly option.


Biofilm can be used across our full plastic packaging product range. Contact our Sales Team on +353 1 8612300 or for more information.