AWYVERDE® - primary packaging from paper-based biocompound ...
… for skin care · make-up · fragrances
Sample designs only -
customization feasible
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The material
What does RCM-1801 mean?
Renewable & Compostable Material - the number relates to the type used for AWYVERDE® primary packaging.
Are petrochemicals deployed to produce AWYVERDE® primary packaging?
No. AWYVERDE® primary packaging is made from RCM-1801. RCM-1801 consists of 2/3 of renewable inputs and of 1/3 abundant minerals. This is also certified by an independent institute.
AWYVERDE® primary packaging is made of RCM-1801. What is this material based on?
RCM-1801 consists of ~2/3 renewable inputs and of ~1/3 abundant minerals (certified). Hence, it does not consist of petrochemicals.
At what price can RCM-1801 be deployed for the production of AWYVERDE® primary packaging components?
The exact price depends very much on the quantity of material deployed. Yet, at comparable quantities, RCM-1801 is 30 - 90% less expensive than known bioplastics such as PLA or PHB.
Where is RCM-1801 - which is used to produce AWYVERDE® primary packaging - being produced?
RCM-1801 is produced in Western Europe.
How much energy is needed to produce RCM-1801 which is used to manufacture AWYVERDE® primary packaging?
RCM-1801 is produced through compounding which takes place at temperatures below 200 °C. In contrast, refining crude oil to extract conventional plastics requires temperatures of over 300 °C.
Have the migration properties of RCM-1801 been tested?
Yes. The migration properties of RCM-1801 are compatible with cosmetics and comply with the corresponding legal guidelines (Reg. (EU) 1935/2004 & 10/2011; EN1186) which has been certified by an independent institute. The corresponding certificates are available.
The production
What is the underlying technology to produce AWYVERDE® primary packaging?
AWYVERDE® primary packaging is produced with conventional injection molding - no special equipment is needed.
Can AWYVERDE® primary packaging be colored?
Yes. Coloration is feasible.
Can AWYVERDE® primary packaging be decorated?
Yes. Conventional decoration technologies such as tampon printing, hot foil stamping or silk-screen printing as well as surface finishings such as varnishing or metallization are feasible.
Which packaging items can be produced as AWYVERDE® primary packaging?
All packaging items for skin care, make-up and fragrances which can be produced via injection molding can also be produced as AWYVERDE® primary packaging. Further items are being investigated.
The waste management
Is AWYVERDE® primary packaging recyclable?
Yes, the underlying material RCM-1801 is recyclable.
Does AWYVERDE® primary packaging produce microplastic through its decomposition?
No. Given the inputs of the underlying material RCM-1801 (see above), there is no microplastic.
What is left over after the decomposition of AWYVERDE® primary packaging?
Besides water and carbon, minerals are released which can be used as nutrients by plants or micro-organisms.
Does AWYVERDE® primary packaging decompose if the filled product is stored over a longer period of time - e.g., in stores?
No. For the decomposition to start, micro-organisms are needed which are available in nature and composting plants but not in warehouses or shops.
Does AWYVERDE® primary packaging decompose during its use (e.g., due to the higher temperature and humidity in bathrooms)?
No. Both the temperature and the humidity in bathrooms are not sufficient with regard to their height and consistency to start the decomposition process. Beyond, also the needed micro-organisms are missing in a household setting.
Does AWYVERDE® primary packaging decompose despite a potential surface coating such as varnishing?
Typically, primary packaging is not entirely coated but only partially - hence, there is always an area where the decomposition process can start. Obviously, a bigger uncoated share of the surface as well as the application of biodegradable coatings/colors allows to shorten the decomposition process.
After which period of time does AWYVERDE® primary packaging dissolve in water?
This depends on the type of water, its temperature as well as on the geometry of the packaging item. Taking these variables into account, five to ten years are needed for the process. Thin-walled packaging dissolves quicker in warm salt water than does thick-walled packaging in cold fresh water. Conventional plastics need ~ 450 years to dissolve.
After which period of time does AWYVERDE® primary packaging decompose in a home compost or in nature - e.g., in the woods?
Depending on the temperature as well as on the quantity of micro-organisms five to ten years are needed for the decomposition process. As the temperature in a home compost is typically higher and there are typically more micro-organisms, the decomposition is typically faster than in nature. Conventional plastics need ~ 450 years to decompose.
Why does the certification of the material RCM-1801 used to produce AWYVERDE® primary packaging only cover industrial composting but not home composting?
In order to receive a home compost certification, the material must be entirely decomposed after one year. However, due to the migration properties required for cosmetics, RCM-1801 cannot decompose within that time frame.
Reach out to us on AWYVERDE®
info@awantys.com
+49 22 62 72 40 0
AWANTYS Group
Berta-Schulz Str. 8
51674 Wiehl
Germany
info@awantys.com
+49 22 62 72 40 0
AWANTYS Group
Berta-Schulz Str. 8
51674 Wiehl
Germany