Sustainability is an extremely debated topic today, encouraging the development of initiatives that generate gains for the environment. In the disposable market it is essential that innovation and environmental awareness go together. And it is this philosophy that guides Copobras Group business, which encompasses the Copobras and Incoplast brands. The national leader in the disposable market, with headquarters in São Ludgero - SC, launches an innovative and sustainable product line throughout its life cycle.
The company is the first to make biodegradable cups and plates available on gondolas in the country. She is also a leader in flexible for Pet Food and, this modality and the others manufactured, can rely on this revolutionary technology. The world's first biodegradable EPS tray line was produced and launched by Copobras.
“We invest in innovation, always guided by our environmental responsibility. Plastic simplified modern life, brought solutions for people's daily lives and it needs to be disposed of correctly. For this, we invest in awareness through some projects. But, if the product is disposed of in the environment, it turns into biomass. It is innovative and sustainable. We continue to follow my father's philosophy, Aloísio Schlickmann, to seek to see the business always ahead ”, declara Mario Schlickmann, president of the Copobras Group.
With the addition of the biodegradable additive Go Green P-Life, from coconut palm oil, the degradation time of Copobras products reduces surprisingly. If they are disposed of incorrectly in the environment, they turn into water, carbon dioxide and biomass at the end of the process. The process of biodegradation of dishes, cups, trays and packaging starts in two years * after incorrect disposal.
The Product Engineering manager at Copobras, Alex Piva, explains the differential of this additive. “This additive connects to the polymer chains and with the action of light, oxygen, heat and humidity will promote an action, causing them to be broken until reaching a chain size that allows the material to be consumed by microorganisms present in the environment. That is, does not generate microplastic ”, details.