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Biodegradable solution for fish trays

A client of our customer, a leading multinational retailer, has announced that they will be the first to use a recyclable and biodegradable plastic tray as the container for all their fresh fish-related products.

 This tray will be the first container of this kind being used in retail distribution in Spain. 
They will roll out the tray across all their supermarkets in the country and will more than likely extend its use to other regions in the near future.
Innovative Approach
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.

One key ingredient made this development possible. 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 resulting tray product degrades 60 times faster than a traditional tray!

Poly-Bi trays degrade 60 times faster than a traditional tray

Unique product
IMCD supports the promotion of sustainable alternatives wherever possible and this unique development was something that our customer, as a food industry leader, could simply not ignore. 
The biodegradable tray provided the perfect solution for the concern and their commitment to reducing single-use plastics in favour of environmentally-friendly packaging.