Create stronger bioplastics with functional biopolymers
With Ingredion’s functional biopolymers, you can meet consumer demand for products with more bio-content and fewer synthetic additives—while maintaining or improving key performance attributes. Used in trays, foams and as functional additives, our biopolymers can provide value-added functionality such as improved oxygen barriers and biodegradability.
In the plastics industry, our BENEFORM™ functional biopolymers are helping customers achieve unique benefits in durable, semi-durable and disposable plastic products—all while improving sustainability. Plastics made with BENEFORM™ biopolymers withstand recycling without losing strength. They also reduce water absorption during processing and are easily processed on your existing equipment. In the food packaging industry, BENEFORM™ functional biopolymers are at the heart of mechanically stronger and more biodegradable films with greater clarity and a stronger gas barrier. This enables the freshness of meats and cheeses to last 15 to 20 percent longer on the shelf, saving you money through less product waste, lower labour and reduced disposal costs.