API has introduced a broadened portfolio of APINAT® Bioplastics for single-serve coffee capsules. In response to a growing consumer demand for compostable coffee capsules, API launched new grades of biodegradable and compostable bioplastics, including thermoplastic elastomers TPE-E and TPC.
APINAT Bioplastics offer exceptional mechanical and thermal characteristics during the brewing process and can easily substitute conventional plastics. The new grades are suitable both for injection molding and continuous compression molding.
The new plastic grades are based on 60 percent to more than 90 percent of renewable resources and comply with U.S. Food and Drug Administration and EU food contact regulations.
APINAT series products also conform to biodegradability standards of the European Bioplastics Association and the scientifically recognized standards for the biodegradability and compostability of plastic products (EU 13432/EN 14995 and US ASTM D6400 standards).
“Consumers are increasingly looking for eco-friendly solutions for their coffee machines,” said Aldo Zanetti, Business Unit Manager, API. “
This innovation around APINAT Bioplasticsreinforces API’s commitment to sustainability and environmental responsibility, offering coffee in compostable coffee capsules.”