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BioFoam®; we cannot make it any greener.
The latest innovation from Synprodo.

BioFoam® is a new, patented foam that is comparable to EPS (expanded polystyrene). It looks similar in structure and has more or less the same properties as EPS. The major difference is that EPS is made of polymers that are based on fossil raw materials (a finite resource). The raw material for BioFoam® consists of biopolymers, which are made of vegetable materials (an infinite resource). This makes BioFoam® the first foam to have an organic base. The consequence is that BioFoam®, like EPS, can be reused. In addition, it is biodegradable and it can be industrially composted at high temperatures under the influence of moisture and bacteria. BioFoam® is durable and is suitable for long-term use in virtually all technical and packaging applications.

Wide recognition for BioFoam®

  • 2011 Winner of the Frost & Sullivan 'Green Excellence in Product Innovation 2011 award'
  • 2011 Winner of 'Nederlandse Bouwprijs'
  • 2010 NVC - Bronzen noot 2010
  • 2010 Awarded the Cradle to CradleCM certificate
  • 2010 Winner of 'MKB Innovatie Top 100'
  • 2009 NRK - 'PRIMA Ondernemen Award Goud'

Bio foam with many advantages
Many of the properties of the BioFoam® product are comparable to those of EPS.

  • Lightweight
  • Retains its shape
  • Excellent insulation
  • High shock absorption
  • Insensitive to moisture
  • Hygienic
  • Complete three-dimensional freedom of design
  • Durable, rot free, fungal proof and resistant to
  • UV radiation
  • Not hazardous to health

BioFoam® adds an additional dimension to the sustainability of EPS. It is made of an infinite raw material (plants).

Product characteristics
BioFoam® consists of light green granules that can be freely formed into sheets or other shapes.

  Unit Value
Lambda value W/mK 0.034*
Bending strength kPa 300*
Fire - Euro class** B   B

* As an example at 35 g/l
** When used in accordance with EN 13501-1


First to be Cradle to CradleCM certified

BioFoam® is the first biological foam packaging in the world to be Cradle to CradleCM certified! Completely in line with the Cradle to CradleCM principle, BioFoam® products can be endlessly reused without a loss of quality. BioFoam® also drastically reduces CO2 emissions. The energy required to produce EPS is already the lowest of all packaging materials. For BioFoam®, the total emission of CO2 during production is even lower. Further research must lead to its CO2-neutral production in the future.

The basis for Cradle to CradleCM packaging and technical applications
For all applications, BioFoam® is durable and can be used for an extended time.

BioFoam® is used in both moulded parts and in (contour) cut products. This allows a wide range of technical products and packaging solutions to be made with unprecedented freedom of design. The demand has arisen from various sectors for the bio-based and compostable foam, as a result of which we have already developed a number of products as you can see at the top of this page.