- story by MaterialDistrict
BioFoam is a biobased foam that is comparable to EPS (expanded polystyrene). It looks similar in structure and has more or less the same properties. The major difference is that EPS is made of polymers based on fossil raw materials, whereas the raw material for BioFoam consists of biopolymers (PLA), which are made of vegetable materials. The material the first foam to have an organic base, and has a Cradle-to-Cradle certification.
BioFoam can be reused endlessly without the loss of quality. The material is used in both moulded parts and in (contour) cut products. In addition, it is biodegradable and it can be industrially composted at high temperatures under the influence of moisture and bacteria. It is lightweight, durable, and suitable for long-term use in virtually all technical and packaging applications.