Novamont is an industrial company whose roots lie in the Montedison School of Materials Science and was set up in 1989 with a view to implement the ambitious project of a few researchers: to integrate chemistry, agriculture and the environment.

Ever since it was set up, Novamont has encouraged a new model of sustainable development and the transition from a product-based economy to a system-based economy, from a dissipative to a conservative approach to resources, through the use of renewable feedstock for the production of bioplastics for specific applications with a low environmental impact.

“Living Chemistry for Quality of Life”: to develop materials and biochemicals through the integration of chemistry and agriculture, by starting up third-generation 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 Products

  • Mater-Bi

MATER-BI can be processed with the most common conversion technologies used for traditional plastics.

  • Matrol-Bi

MATROL-BI is our line of biolubricants and rapidly biodegradable greases obtained from renewable resources. The MATROL-BI line comprises four kinds of products: hydraulic fluids, greases, transmission fluid and dielectric fluids. We work alongside our customers to come up with products that meet their needs and with a view to the continual improvement of both technical and environmental performance.

  • Celus-Bi

CELUS-BI is our innovative family of ingredients for the cosmetics sector, made from renewable raw materials. CELUS-BI is made with renewable European crops synergic with food crops and which respects the specificities of local areas. Moisturizers, shampoos, foundation, lipsticks, are just some examples of the numerous applications of these innovative bio-based ingredients, combining high performance and low levels of environmental impact.


MATER BI Applications

  • Agriculture
  • Packaging
  • Foodservice
  • Other

Mater-Bi Application Technologies


  • Biodegradable and compostable films
  • Ready for traditional machines
  • Easy to print, quick to seal.
  • High productivity, natural breathability
  • Ideal for shopping and separate waste collection
  • Mater-Bi® in the environment
  • Leading role in post-consumption
  • It helps children…
  • … and around the house
  • Probably the best solution for agriculture.
  • It protects objects… and foodstuffs


Mater-Bi® can be used to produce thermoformed trays and other rigid containers which are used to package read-to-eat food products. This packaging can be thrown away together with food waste in the same container and disposed of at composting facilities.
It can also be used to make compostable pots for nursery gardens.


With this technology Novamont has developed a new family of packaging products that have a low environmental impact because they are made from completely biodegradable and water-soluble natural materials (EN 14987 Plastics – Evaluation of disposability in waste water treatment plants – Test scheme for final acceptance and specifications).

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Extrusion Coating and Lamination

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