Logo life

Reserved Area |

  • banenr3.jpg
  • banner0.jpg
  • banner1.jpg
  • banner2.jpg
  • banner4.jpg

Home

Mater-Bi ® of new generation: an Italian biodegradable plastic material to be used for fishing gears

Mater-Bi® of new generation is a biodegradable plastic with good biodegradability in the marine environment. It is produced as granules by the Italian company Novamont S.p.a. and can be processed according to normal industrial conversion techniques. The raw materials used for the production of Mater-Bi® of new generation are starch and partly bio-based biodegradable polyesters. The raw materials are obtained from corn and oil crops cultivated in Europe according to traditional agricultural practices. All grades of Mater-Bi® are certified according to the main European and international standards by certification agencies.

In the framework of the European Pilot Program "Environmental Technology Verification" (ETV), laboratory tests have been carried out by Novamont S.p.a. on samples of Mater-Bi, which were exposed to marine sediments taken from a coastal zone.

The tests, supervised by the Italian Institute of Plastics (IIP) and verified by Certiquality, showed that the products realized with Mater-Bi®, degrade very quickly, thus reducing their residence time in the marine environment  to less than one year. These results suggest the use of Mater-Bi® for the production of plastic objects with high risk of dispersion in the sea (for example, fishing gears). As illustrated by Dr Degli Innocenti  (Novamont SpA) during the Third Meeting with stakeholders organized by GHOST project, the production of Mater-bi® nets for mussel farming is currently being tested, which would drastically reduce their  impacts on marine environment.

For more information: http://www.novamont.com/

Last News

LIFE-GHOST  Final Conference

LIFE-GHOST Final Conference

Posted 21-Sep-2016

The final conference of the project will be held on October 20 in Venice, at the Congress Centre...

Read more
Technical guidelines for the sustainable management of ghost nets submitted to Veneto Region

Technical guidelines for the sustainable management…

Posted 31-Aug-2016

Thanks to the Regional Councillor Ms E. Baldin, who shared the project conclusions and the technical recommendations identified...

Read more
Save the date: Final conference of GHOST project

Save the date: Final conference of…

Posted 14-Jul-2016

We invite you to the final conference of the project which will take place on 20th of October...

Read more
GHOST at the International ISEE Conference

GHOST at the International ISEE Conference

Posted 08-Jul-2016

The International Conference of the International Society for Ecological Economics (ISEE) was held in Washington from 26 to...

Read more
The Code of Conduct for Responsible Fisheries is now online

The Code of Conduct for Responsible…

Posted 05-Jul-2016

The code of good practices to limit the loss and abandonment of fishing gear at sea, implemented under...

Read more
The removal of ghost nets from rocky outcrops  is now completed

The removal of ghost nets from…

Posted 13-Jun-2016

The ALDFG removal from the impacted rocky outcrops off the Venetian coast has been completed. As a whole...

Read more
LIFE-GHOST celebrates Natura 2000 Day with students of the Master Erasmus Mundus

LIFE-GHOST celebrates Natura 2000 Day with…

Posted 24-May-2016

On  May 19th the University IUAV of Venice, in collaboration with the LIFE-GHOST project, organized the seminar "Ghost...

Read more
GHOST at the "Second seminar on coastal ecology"

GHOST at the "Second seminar on…

Posted 09-May-2016

The second workshop on coastal ecology took place at the Museo Regionale della Bonifica in Ca 'Vendramin, Rovigo...

Read more
Educational itineraries in Arsenale

Educational itineraries in Arsenale

Posted 04-May-2016

On April 26th and 28th ISMAR has joined the event  "Educational itineraries  in Arsenale", supported by the Municipality...

Read more

Calendario

September 2016
M T W T F S S
1 2 3 4
5 6 7 8 9 10 11
12 13 14 15 16 17 18
19 20 21 22 23 24 25
26 27 28 29 30

Recycling

 Actions

Download

Networking