WHO WE ARE
We are the PET manufacturing division of Winpack International, the leading global provider of innovative consumer product and packaging solutions. We have over 20 years of combined experience in the packaging industry, and our products have been featured in various retail stores across United States, Europe and Asia.
Winpack Plastics has one of the most effective and flexible approaches to manufacturing custom
PET containers, with speed to market and competitive pricing advantages. We have developed a two-stage PET blow molding technology, using existing PET preforms in variety of neck sizes, that we can turn into various bottle and jar shapes to meet your product needs. We believe time is money. Our customers find huge value through Winpack Plastics’ ability to manufacture domestically and eliminate inbound freight associated with delivered finished goods, and to produce custom design bottles within weeks. We strive for personalized customer service where you can always reach us for new product consultation and launches. Contact us to discover how fast we can get your product to market.
Your vision is our mission.
Bio-Polymers & Bio-Compounds Explained
Bio-polymers and bio-compounds are classified as biopolymer because they are bio-based, biodegradable, or feature both properties. Spectabio and Bioblend bio-polymers and bio-compounds are all at least biodegradable in their target environment and are labelled with “Made to Degrade”.
The term "biobased" means that the material, compound or product is derived from biomass (plants, agricultural by-products, agricultural waste, etc.). It can additionally be filled or be reinforced with natural fibers, mineral fillers or other biomass.
Bio-based materials refer to a new class of materials that are produced by biological, chemical, and physical methods using renewable biomass including crops, trees, other plants, and their residues and inclusions. Polylactic acid, polyhydroxyalkanate, starch, cellulose, straw, chitin, and gelatin all belong in this category. Bio-based products mainly refer to lignocellulosic agricultural and forestry wastes such as straw other than grain.
Biomass rice husk - an agricultural bi-product
Biodegradation is a chemical process during which microorganisms that are available in the environment convert materials into natural substances such as water, carbon dioxide (CO2), and compost (no artificial additives needed). The process (e.g. time) of biodegradation depends on the surrounding environmental conditions (e.g. location or temperature), on the material and on the application itself.
Biodegradable in soil/sea-water
Biodegradation in soil refers to degradation to CO2 corresponding or exceeding 90 w.-% within 2 years in soil. Spectabio B / T grades and Bioblend B / T grades can be considered as biodegradable in soil/sea-water.
Compostable (according to EN 13432)
Compostable addresses the following characteristics: biodegradability (namely the capability of the compostable material to be converted into CO2 under the action of microorganisms; the standard contains a mandatory threshold of at least 90 % biodegradation that must be reached in less than 6 months), disintegration during biological treatment (namely fragmentation and loss of visibility in the final compost), effect on the biological treatment process (namely no negative effects on the composting process) and effect on the quality of the resulting compost (amount of heavy metals has to be below given maximum values, and the final compost must not be affected negatively). All materials labelled with “Made to Degrade” are compostable according to EN 13432 (Spectabio and Bioblend line).
Compostable plastics can be completely decomposed by micro-organisms, enzymes produced by special bacteria can break down the flexible polymeric chains of materials into small molecules. These small molecules and other organic materials such as organic waste, are then digested by micro-organisms, which eventually allow water, carbon dioxide, and biomass to remain. For example, polylactic acid (PLA) can be decomposed into water and carbon dioxide in soil, sewage, rivers, and oceans under the action of micro-organisms such as bacteria in just 3-6 months. Throughout this cycle, there is no need to recycle or compost, the total amount of water and carbon dioxide is balanced. The greenhouse effect in the atmosphere is not increased and no pollution is caused to the environment.
Our product put in soil for a few months.
Reduction of CO2
Bio-polymers and bio-compounds contribute to the reduction of Greenhouse Gas emissions or can be carbon neutral. Plants, bamboo and rice husk absorb atmospheric carbon dioxide (CO2) as they grow. Using this biomass (through biobased polymers, through natural fiber reinforcements or both) to create products constitutes a more permanent removal of CO2 from the atmosphere.
Contribution to the Circular Economy
With reference to global waste hierarchies, biodegradable polymers and compounds can provide added value through organic recycling (i.e. industrial composting and anaerobic digestion) as an additional waste treatment option. Industrially compostable polymers certified according to the harmonised European standard EN 13432 contribute to efficient waste management and circular preservation of resources.
Coffee stirrer - Bioblend LT25B – compostable/biodegradable according EN 13432 & ASTM D6400
Spectabio and Bioblend Grades
Spectabio and Bioblend grades are bio-polymers and bio-compounds being compostable according to EN 13432, hence rated as biodegradable (in industrial compost conditions). Spectabio B and Spectabio T grades are also biodegradable in soil and sea-water. Spectabio grades are reinforced with bamboo fibers, rice husk and wheat straw/husk. Bioblend grades are blends of different biopolymers filled with mineral fillers. All compounds have improved thermal and mechanical properties with reduced cost levels.
All injection moulding grade materials are delivered as compounds suitable for injection moulding on standard equipment. To suite different product needs, we have grades with varying mechanical, thermal and processing properties. All grades are ready-to-use feedstock moulding grades. Based on specific needs, we can tailor and customize all material grades to customer requirements.
Bioblend LT compounds
PLA base material
Can be modified as CCBM
PBAT basic material
It is the main basic material of blown film
Has good temperature resistance and impact performance
Can be used as a modification of CCBM
PBS base material
Can be modified as PLA and PBAG
Easy to melt into organic volume