Entries by Katja Solomatina

Rodenburg Biopolymers wins Global Bioplastic Award 2016

Mars, Rodenburg, and Taghleef win the 11th Global Bioplastics Award 2016, the ‘Oskar’ in the bioplastics industry. The reward goes to the chocolate bar wrapper; a bio-based film made from potato waste starch. The innovative packaging solution is a joint development by Mars, Rodenburg Biopolymers and Taghleef Industries and meets the ever-increasing trend for sustainable packaging solutions.

Affordable and biobased sanitary pads in Bangladesh

Since 2016 TNO and partners are working on creating access to toilets, women empowerment and the development of a new product – a full biodegradable low cost sanitary pad. Rodenburg is able to make these new degradable plastic films because they co-create with knowledge institutes (TNO), processors and end-consumers.


Inspiratieboek – 20 showcases biobased inkopen

Netherlands Enterprise Agency (Rijksdienst voor ondernemend Nederland) has published a book with 20 inspiring showcases for biobased sourcing. Rodenburg Biopolymers is proud to be featured with a couple of showcases. And supports all initiatives in the field of biobased sourcing and production.

Rodenburg presents Mars biobased wrapper during ITR conference

Thijs Rodenburg had the honor to be one of the plenary speakers at this year’s Innovation Takes Root conference in Orlando, Florida. Rodenburg presented the cooperation with global confectionary company Mars to develop new biobased wrappers for the company’s chocolate candy bars. The new Mars packaging is biobased and derived from second-generation feedstock.

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Biodegradable flower pots

These biodegradable flower pots have been designed on added value in stead of on drop-ins, in the supply chain of the BBCT-consortium. This 100% bio-based flower pot is made by injection moulding and has great benefits: better plant growth, needs significantly less fertilizer and soil improver as the pot acts as one and it has no plastic waste. On top of that, less manpower and handling costs are needed during the planting process.

Rijkswaterstaat biobased guardrail

Rijkswaterstaat, in cooperation with the BBCT consortium and Rodenburg Biopolymers, has developed a biobased guardrail as an alternative to the soil polluting conventional guardrails. The project is opened at greencare parking Westkop.

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Biodegradable mussle structure

Bureau Waardenburg, Rodenburg Biopolymers and GEA 2H Water Technologies have developed a biodegradable structure specifically for use in the improvement of habitats. In contrast to many other bio-plastics, it undergoes complete breakdown without the need for composting agents. Its original application was as a structure for the recovery of musselbeds and oyster beds. In addition, several other applications in the area of water purification, sewerage treatment, aquaculture, soil aeration, reclamation and the protection of coasts and sandbanks have become apparent.