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First Biodegradable Toothpaste Tube

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Tectubes introduces the world’s first  truly  biodegradable toothpaste  tube made  from
FKuR’s bioresins. 

Tectubes injection mould, extrude and print the various parts of the tube. The tube itself  stands out due to its excellent mechanical properties.  “Using bio resins  for such an application was a challenge for us. We needed to have compatibility between the  different parts, and match  them together with good conversion properties”, says Johan  Barkentin, project leader at Tectubes, Sweden. ”By using FKuR’s expertise and range of  sustainable bioplastics we were able to reach a very satisfactory solution”, he says.

The  result of this development  is a toothpaste  tube  made from natural products.
Allveggie’s Swedish manager Stefan Lundbladh  pointed out: ”It is important  for us to
emphasize our ecological awareness and send a signal. By using bioplastics we can fulfil our wish to have an overall environmentally friendly solution.“ All of the raw materials  which have been used are biodegradable.


Bjarne Högström, FKuR’s sales representative for Scandinavia, stated that  “This
development shows the versatility of biopolymers and  how far biopolymers have
progressed with respect to processability and final characteristics.” Bioplastics are an own class of polymers, which have properties comparable to conventional polymers, but are made from renewable resources or enable the biodegradability of the products made from this material.

Tectubes is a global partner in tube production. They produce more than 300,000,000
tubes yearly, from their factories in Sweden and North America.

Allveggie produces toothpaste made from natural substances. Also, the product is
considered as Fair Trade and does not exploit nature or people.

FKuR Kunststoff GmbH produces and markets special customized biopolymers under the brand names Bio-Flex® (polylactic acid compound), Biograde® (cellulose ester
compound) and Fibrolon® (natural fibre reinforced polymers). FKuR is one of the leading producers of technical bioplastics. The close cooperation of the company with the Fraunhofer Institute UMSICHT assures outstanding know-how and quality standards.


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  1. This should be welcomed as great news, both for ecological and dental reasons! With biodegradable toothpaste tubes, there can be a significant reduction in global wastes and energy consumption. As for the dental point of view, this makes toothpastes significantly safer. It's definitely good to hear that toothpaste containers are safer. Agree?