NeoPS, the bioplastic that rebels against oil

15th October 2019

Knauf Industries has launched NeoPS with the aim of promoting its eco-sustainable approach, a raw material suitable for being in contact with food, manufactured from renewable resources and plant biomass.

This packaging makes it possible to dispense with fossil raw materials of petrochemical origin. NeoPS is obtained through a chemical process to extract styrene from a plant biomass composed of plant residues, such as branches and leaves, and soy, corn, wheat or cereal residues. For its elaboration it does not use agricultural plantations.

Like traditional expanded polystyrene (also known as EPS or Airpop), NeoPS is made up of only 2% polymers, but this time they are of plant origin. By dispensing with fossil resources, its carbon footprint is much lower than that of conventional EPS. In addition, this bioplastic maintains the same performance as Airpop: the new material consists of 98% air and, therefore, is light, insulating, with high capacity to absorb shock and with mechanical resistance.

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