„Eco Spacer®“ by Biofibre®

Eco litter granules as layer protection for flat storage

In the concrete industry, plastic pellets are used to transport the products (e.g. when stacking concrete floor slabs). The granulate (usually LDPE) is used to protect packaged cement and concrete products from scratches and efflorescence. According to the instructions on the packaging, the LDPE granulate must be properly disposed of after unpacking and not be blown away by the wind or swept into the joints. Unfortunately, this usually doesn’t happen as intended, but large amounts of LDPE end up in the ground or in nature, where they remain for hundreds of years and fragment into microplastics. (The market for these granules i in Germany is approx. 500 tons / year)

 

Task:

We were looking for a suitable material that would guarantee the required properties in terms of pressure, shape, elasticity, etc., but would completely degrade in the soil in a reasonable time and to a very high degree be bio-based. This is to ensure that the (apparently inevitable) entry when laying in nature is at least not harmful.

 

Scratch and layer protection applied at the factory with a biogenic content of> 95 M%

The organic litter granulate (BPB®ECO SPACER®VP 5.0) is sprinkled between the stone or slab layers directly before the packaging (flat lay) by an automated process. ÖKO STREUGRANULAT is a biopolyester natural fiber product with a biogenic content of> 95 M%, which is produced in a special compounding process. The composition enables degradation by rotting in a reasonable time in nature as well as residue-free in industrial composting. When composting is complete, the ÖKO STREUGRANULAT disintegrates into CO2 and water within 2 -5 years. The high proportion of biogenic material in the basic product Biofibre® Silva is confirmed by:

– the certification program bio-based products according to ASTM D 6866: 2016-01 registration number: 8C131

– the bio-based certification scheme according to EN 16785-1: 2015 registration number: DIC-00009

Sales of BPB®ECO SPACER®:

The distribution takes place exclusively through the group of companies:

REMEI Blomberg GmbH & Co. KG | Industriestraße 19 | 32825 Blomberg| Deutschland

BPB Beton- und Prüftechnik Blomberg GmbH & Co. KG |Nederlandstraße 11 | 32825 Blomberg | Deutschland