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Biodegradable solution for fish trays

The challenge

Our customer, a leader in the food industry, needed a solution to plastic trays that were in favour of environmentally-friendly packaging. With new regulations requiring the use of single-use plastics, this new challenge was not one that they could simply ignore.

Our innovative approach

Developing first of its kind recyclable & biodegradable plastic trays


One key ingredient made this development possible: Poly-Bi.

Poly-bi is an innovative product supplied by one of IMCD’s Principal partners in Spain. It is compatible with the most commonly used materials in food containers and is particularly suitable for use with fish products. When placed in the right environmental conditions, Poly-Bi makes the biodegradation of polyethylene, polypropylene and polystyrene possible. 


The secret to this success has been the close collaboration between the IMCD Spain Advanced Materials team and Bandesur, the manufacturer and current supplier of the retailer's disposable trays for fresh food products. Using their knowledge and expertise, IMCD Spain’s advanced materials' specialists supported Bandesur in formulating a biodegradable solution that would meet sustainable market demands.

The outcome

Entirely recyclable and biodegradable plastic trays
Poly-Bi trays degrade 60 times faster than a traditional tray
First of its kind for retail distribution in Spain

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