What is Biofiba

CSIRO Press ReleaseBiofiba® is a patent pending ‘Green Eco Composite’ comprising, organic starches, binding agents and cellulose fibre sourced from commercially grown, renewable, non-food crops.

The Biofiba® flag ship product is Biofiba88® specifically formulated to produce an extruded simulated timber alternative for high volume production of biodegradable Biopallets® that will, by design decompose naturally into a harmless, safe, and potentially valuable, garden mulch that will not contaminate land fill, or damage the environment.

Biofiba88® developed with the assistance of the CSIRO is a combination of natural fibre sourced from industrial grade bast fibre plants. Hemp is a bast fibre and one of the strongest natural fibres known to man. Biofiba hemp® is a modified plant species grown and harvested by Biofiba® contracted rural produces and blended with biopolymer natural starches and compostable certified binders by a Biofiba® pelletising extruder into a base composite pellet that when produced are insoluble in water. Biofiba® pelletising operations suppling licensed Biopallet® manufacturers are globally strategically located right at the source of the supply of base raw materials.

It’s from the Biofiba88® pellets that the Biopallet® planks are made using a Biofiba Extruder®. The Biofiba Extruder® has been specifically designed to produce the planks in a variety of sizes and formulations for the specific customer need.

The global pallet industry has begun to promote green initiatives and environmental claims are arising everywhere. A recent the State of Green Business study conducted by Price Waterhouse found that of 1,753 environmental claims researched all but one, were either false or misleading.

“These claims do not take into account that plastic begins its life in an oil well, gets transported in an oil tanker like the Exxon Valdez and, according to the USEPA, plastic production plants have a heavy carbon dioxide footprint.” Plastic pallets need to meet necessary fire retardant standards and in doing so the chemical, deca-bromine is used. The USFDA recently issued a warning that this chemical is carcinogenic and can leach into the food supply from the pallets carrying the cargo.

Biopallets® answers the growing demand for a tested and certified green alternative to timber, cardboard, plastic and polystyrene. The cost and environmental benefits that Biopallets® offers have not been lost on the world's largest and most successful companies. Premium quality users, customers, distributors, and manufacturing partners continues to grow as world markets become ever more conscious of the need for more cost effective and environmentally friendly alternative for export pallet products.

The integrity of our forests and ecosystems are being eroded by human misuse.