Urns from Bioplastics

Close the cycle of nature with burial urns made of biodegradable plastics.

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Biodegradable plastics for burial urns allow for various design options

People have been using urns as burial receptacles for more than 4,000 years. They contain the ashes of a deceased person or animal. While in Roman antiquity they were richly decorated metal vessels, today burial urns are mostly made of wood, clay, ceramics, natural fibers or biodegradable plastics. Urns made of metal or other non-biodegradable materials must be dug up and disposed of after the burial period. In special forest cemeteries, degradable urns are therefore not only expressly desired, but often also mandatory.

The term “bio-urn” has become established for biodegradable burial urns. This means that urns decompose in the earth without leaving any residue and degrade over time. The wooden urn is the simplest variant of biodegradable urns, provided that the wood has not been chemically treated. In terms of design freedom, however, wood is limited. Urns made of natural fibers offer more freedom in this respect, but are not always considered aesthetically pleasing and “stable” by consumers. Biodegradable bioplastics optimally combine both aspects and are an environmentally friendly alternative.

 

Customised, attractive and biodegradable

Our biodegradable plastics can be injection molded into urns with a variety of designs and color combinations. Thus, bioplastic urns can take on almost any shape and be made from renewable raw materials, which are 100% biodegradable and leave no environmentally harmful residues.

 

Urns made from biodegradable plastics degrade completely

Biodegradable bio-urns are considered to be particularly environmentally friendly: on the one hand, the material used is made from renewable raw materials, and on the other, urns biodegrade and decompose over time without leaving any residues. When buried, urns are placed into the ground together with the ashes. The decomposition process depends on the environmental conditions and the urn design, but is likely to be in the range of 5 to 15 years.

Our biodegradable plastics meet the conditions of the European standard EN 13432 and are completely converted by microorganisms to water, carbon dioxide and humus, leaving no toxic or harmful residues. This closes the cycle of nature.

 

Produce environmentally friendly bio urn with renewable raw materials by injection molding process

Bio-based materials are already substituting plastics in numerous products. Bio-urns can be injection molded using Bio-Flex® or Fibrolon® S. A balanced ratio of stiffness and toughness is characteristic of the injection-moldable Bio-Flex grades. Products made from Bio-Flex® have a pleasant surface feel with a natural gloss. Bio-Flex® products have a haptically pleasant surface, are of high quality and particularly elegant.

 

For a particularly natural look: Fibrolon® S with natural fibers

Urns with a special natural look can be made from our natural fiber-reinforced and biodegradable Fibrolon® grades. This is how you create exceptional urns that optimally combine the advantages of wood and plastic. Anyone who has ever held products made of our degradable natural fiber plastics in their hands knows that they do not only look very nice, but are also characterized by a pleasant feel.

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