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03-12-2015

Italian Trident Develops a 100% Biodegradable and Compostable Capsule

The Italian companies ICA, API and Sacmi have designed and developed a 100% biodegradable and compostable single serve capsule for hot beverages.

ICA, API and Sacmi offer consumers a truly completely biodegradable and compostable capsule for hot beverages (figure: API)

ICA, API and Sacmi offer consumers a truly completely biodegradable and compostable capsule for hot beverages (figure: API)

The capsule was designed by ICA Spa, Bologna, manufacturer of packaging machines from flexible materials, and obtained starting from a compound belonging to the biodegradable range Apinat Bio from API SpA, Mussolente (Vicenza), producer of customized thermoplastic compound materials and elastomers. Thanks to their chemical structure and versatility, these compounds can easily be processed using widely available technologies and have an extensive application range, being used in industries as varied as footwear, agriculture and, of course, packaging.

The cap-making compression technology, applied by Sacmi Imola S.C., Imola, has been able to take full advantage of the unique rheology and behavior of the molten material, Apinat Bio. Besides, the flexibility of this technology has resulted in optimising the Apinat Bio compound reaching an outstanding production output (up to 600 capsules/minute in a CCM 24 cavity machine) and maintaining the functional, biodegradable and compostable performance of the capsule.

Company profile

A.P.I. Applicazioni Plastiche Industriale S.p.a.

via Dante Alighieri, 27
IT 36063 MUSSOLENTE (VI)
Tel.: +39 0424 579711
Fax: +39 0424 579800

SACMI Imola S.C.

Via Selice Provinciale 17/A
IT 40026 IMOLA (BO)
Tel.: +39 0542 607-111
Fax: +39 0542 642354

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