Alternative plastics

The growing number of alternative plastics includes wood-based compounds, biodegradable plastic alternatives and bioplastics derived from sugar cane, corn or lactic acid, for example.

Benefits at a glance


To process alternative plastics, you can work as usual with standard ALLROUNDERs – so you stay flexible with no need to invest in new equipment.

Carbon neutral

During their production and disposal, alternative plastics save both petroleum and carbon dioxide. Those made from plants are even carbon neutral when incinerated.


Bio-based plastics can be produced regionally using a wide variety of agricultural fibres, for example. Without long supply chains. Which saves twice the CO2 – in production and logistics.

Stable prices

The raw materials for alternative plastics mostly come from the agricultural sector and are therefore comparatively stable in price.


Pressure control

Our "aXw Control ReferencePilot" control assistant regulates holding pressure very precisely using the pressure profile in the mould. This ensures consistent part quality regardless of viscosity fluctuations.

Sample components

Coffee capsules

To turn wood waste into granules suitable for injection moulding, they are embedded in a matrix of PLA. An ALLROUNDER produces 100% compostable organic coffee capsules from this.

Drink holders

Items such as drink holders can be injection moulded from a PP compound with sunflower husks as filling material. Reinforced and with a good life cycle assessment.

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The multitude of industries, technologies and applications is sure to include an example that meets your requirements. Draw inspiration from our selection of components.

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