Packaging Material Innovation: Ezonyx to launch biobased plastic in August

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Sustainable beauty packaging options are in high demand and short supply. But Ezonyx, a biotech and IP licensing company, hopes to add to that supply with its new degradable bioplastic.

The Los Angeles, California – based company announced this week that its new biobased resin material called EarthPCB is now in production and will be available next month.

“Ezonyx has perfected its proprietary bioplastic class of materials, Earth Plant Compostable Biodegradable (EarthPCB) that is available for most industries worldwide as a replacement for toxic, petroleum-based plastics in the food, beverage, cosmetics, medical device and durable consumer goods industries,” ​states this week’s press release.

A new alternative to petroleum-based plastic beauty packaging

The new Ezonyx material will be available in several grades and is suitable for use in multiple existing packaging production infrastructures: injection molding, blow molding, extrusion, rotomold, and blister pack.

And the company expects beauty packaging companies to use EarthPCB to make a range of cosmetics and personal care packaging formats like compacts, lipstick tubes, bottles, and jars.

A biobased and biodegradable plastic material

The Eden Research Laboratory, a New Mexico – based independent testing facility specializing in protocols that establish the rate of biodegradation of various manufactured materials and products, has worked with the EarthPCB biopolymer resin.

And just this month, Ezonyx received the results of that degradability testing. Eden Research Laboratory tests show, according to this week’s press release, that the new material is both biodegradable and biocompostable.

EarthPCB is also FDA Title 21 Food Contact Compliant (for more information on that regulatory designation, visit FDA.gov​). The new bioplastic is also, according to Ezonyx, less dense and therefore 33% lighter than other polymers, over 150% more durable, and is said to “outperform” ​similar materials like PLA, PHA, and Green PE.

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