Frequently Asked Questions

Have you got a question about Floreon, the team or our background? Take a look through the list below of the most commonly asked questions & answers.

  • What is PET?

    PET is a strong, stiff synthetic fibre and resin, and a member of the polyester family of polymers. PET is spun into fibres for permanent-press fabrics, blow-molded into disposable beverage bottles, and extruded into photographic film and magnetic recording tape. Has an SPI code of 1.

  • What is PLA?

    PLA is a biopolymer made from plant-derived sugars that are fermented and converted into lactic acid. The lactic acid molecules then link to form rings called lactide monomers, which then link together to create a chain of polylactide polymer.

  • What are bioplastics?

    Bioplastics are bio based and/or are biodegradable (including compostable, marine and soil biodegradable, and aerobic and anaerobic digestible) plastics that provide consumers and manufacturers with a revolutionary option to help safeguard the environment and support a sustainable future. Bioplastic resin is used to manufacture products including tableware, cutlery, toys, healthcare and hygiene products, bottles and containers, bags, packaging, gift cards, printed displays, straws, pipes, conduits, furniture, fashion accessories and many other products.

  • What is a biopolymer?

    A plastic is a type of synthetic or man-made polymer; similar in many ways to natural resins found in trees and other plants. Webster's Dictionary defines polymers as: any of various complex organic compounds produced by polymerization, capable of being molded, extruded, cast into various shapes and films, or drawn into filaments and then used as textile fibres.

  • What is Floreon?

    Floreon is a specially formulated compound, which is added to PLA to create an innovative material with a natural origin and numerous end of life options. Floreon offers significant benefits over other commonly used fossil-based plastics.