Novamont is an Italian industrial company worldwide leader in the sector of bioplastics and involved in the development of bioproducts such as biolubricants, biochemicals and cosmetic ingredients from renewable sources. Novamont’s mission is to develop materials and biochemicals through the integration of chemistry and agriculture, by starting up biorefineries in the local areas and providing application solutions that ensure efficient use of resources throughout their entire life cycle, with advantages for the social, economic and environmental system.
Novamont promotes a bioeconomy model based on the efficient use of renewable resources and on the regeneration of local areas, revitalising industrial sites that are decommissioned or no longer competitive to create new industries, new products and new jobs.
MATER-BI is the innovative family of bioplastics obtained from renewable resources developed by Novamont research. It is biodegradable and compostable according to the European standard EN 13432 and other international standards.
Besides being an industrial company, Novamont is also a research centre which covers a wide range of expertise and specialisations, with equipment and facilities ranging from laboratory scale activities to innovative pilot plants.
Over the years, Novamont has developed four proprietary and integrated technologies for the production of bioplastics and bioproducts, creating synergies between the different areas of study (Bioplastics, Biotechnology, Agronomics and Organic Chemistry).