16 JULY 2018
BIO-ON SUCCESSFULLY COMPLETED THE FIRST TEST PHASE FOR THE SPECIAL BIOPLASTIC PRODUCTION FACILITY INAUGURATED ON 20 JUNE
  • All tests on machines and software are positive and on schedule. The company confirms the full production regime by autumn.
  • In 2018 about 150 tons of micro powders in special PHAs bioplastic will be produced and marketed for the cosmetics industry. The current annual production capacity is 1000 tons.
  • "Respecting the timeline is fundamental," explains CEO Marco Astorri, "since the new European directive about the reduction of pollution caused by traditional plastic, which the European Parliament will vote in September, will open a huge market for biodegradable plastics".
  • Bio-on thanks the 50 suppliers' companies who have made possible to create the most modern production hub in the world for the production of bioplastics.
Bologna, 16 JULY 2018 - Bio-on , operating in the sector of bioplastic of high quality and listed on the AIM segment of the Italian Stock Market - Borsa Italiana, announces that it has successfully completed the first test phase on the plants of the new production hub inaugurated on 20 June 2018 at Castel San Pietro Terme near Bologna. This is the first owned factory to produce special bioplastic PHAs, 100% natural and biodegradable, for advanced product niches with high added value such as microscopic beads (microbeads) for the cosmetics industry. The total investment for the production center and for the new research laboratories is 20 million euros.
20 June 2018
BIO-ON INAUGURATES IN ITALY THE FIRST SPECIAL BIOPLASTICS PRODUCTION PLANT. 100% NATURAL AND BIODEGRADABLE.
  • 20 million Euro investment behind new production hub, the first owned by Bio-on. Highly sustainable project converted from a former factory: occupies no new land and is powered by electric energy generated by an advanced trigeneration plant.
  • New factory will produce various types of special biopolymers, particularly Minerv Bio Cosmetics, the natural and biodegradable bioplastic designed to replace harmful microbeads in today's cosmetics.
  • New plant, located in Castel San Pietro Terme near Bologna, is also the headquarters of CNS division laboratories (Cosmetic, Nanomedicine & Smart Materials) employing over 20 researchers.
  • New Bio-on plant, currently employing 45 people, expects to double its workforce by the end of the year.
Bologna, 20 June 2018 - Bio-on, operating in the high quality bioplastic sector and listed on the AIM segment of Borsa Italiana, today inaugurated its first owned plant designed to produce 100% natural and biodegradable special PHAs bioplastics for high added value niche markets such as the microbeads used in the cosmetics sector.
31 May 2018
BIO-ON AND GIMA TT CREATE A NEW COMPANY FOR THE DEVELOPMENT AND PRODUCTION OF INNOVATIVE MATERIALS FOR THE TOBACCO WORLD.
  • The new company AMT Labs S.p.A. (Advanced Materials Tobacco Labs) has been created by Bio-on S.p.A. and is 20% owned by Gima TT;
  • The objective of Bio-on and GimaTT is to study and develop new materials for the tobacco world which, thanks to Bio-on technology, will be eco-sustainable and 100% biodegradable.
Bologna, 31 May 2018 - Bio-on S.p.A., listed on the AIM segment of the Italian Stock Market - Borsa Italiana and active in the sector of bioplastic of high quality, organic and biodegradable at 100%, announces the creation of AMT Labs S.p.A., NEWCO dedicated to the study, development and production of innovative materials for the tobacco world. AMT Labs company founded by Bio-on S.p.A. and capitalised with 10 million euros today sees the entry of GimaTT, with a 20% share for an investment of 2.2 million euros. GimaTT is a leader in the design and assembly of automatic machines on eletronic basis for the the packaging of products derived from tobacco and, in particular, those of new generation at reduced risk. Gima TT is controlled by IMA S.p.A. and is listed on the Star segment of the Italian Stock Exchange since October 2017.
30 May 2018
MAIRE TECNIMONT AND BIO-ON TOGETHER FOR THE DEVELOPMENT, PRODUCTION AND MARKETING OF BIODEGRADABLE FERTILIZERS.
  • Maire Tecnimont and Bio-on have signed an investment agreement that regulates the entry of Maire Green Chemicals s.r.l. in U-Coat, a new company established to market an innovative solution for biodegradable fertilizers;
  • The innovation is related to a new, 100% bio-based and biodegradable coating for urea-based fertilizers that can be released in the ground without leaving any residue;
  • The actual global market of urea is constantly increasing: +4% per year with over 180 million tons/year produced (*).
Milan, 30 May 2018 - Maire Tecnimont S.p.A. - through the Group's company Maire Green Chemicals s.r.l., specialized in the green chemistry sector - and Bio-on S.p.A., operating in the sector of bioplastic of high quality, have signed an investment agreement that regulates the entry of Maire Green Chemicals s.r.l. in the share capital of U-Coat (Urea Coating) S.p.A. with an equal 50% participation.
2 May 2018
MINERV SUPERTOYS BIOPLASTIC FOR TOYS TO BE SHOWCASED AT "BIOPLASTICS: BIOBASED RE-INVENTION OF PLASTICS" IN NEW YORK.
  • Bio-on and ITALERI confirm their alliance for the toys of the future. Product now goes to the market and the toys supply chain following completion of the test phase.
  • Bio-on repeats its commitment to environmental sustainability with bioplastics produced by nature and 100% biodegradable. A feature even more important in products designed for children.
  • "Not all manufacturers are making this choice," says Astorri, "Consumers must be aware because some companies, even the biggest ones, are producing bioplastic that is not truly sustainable."
Bologna ITALY 2 May 2018 - Bio-on and ITALERI will take part in "BioPlastics: Biobased Re-Invention of Plastics", one of the major global events on biopolymers, held from 25 to 27 June 2018 in New York, which will be attended by major international companies such as PepsiCo and Procter & Gamble as well as prestigious research institutes such as Fraunhofer Institute. Bio-on and ITALERI will illustrate the results achieved with Minerv Supertoys bioplastic designed for the toys of the future. Made using Bio-on's revolutionary, natural and 100% biodegradable biopolymer, Minerv Supertoys is safe and eco-sustainable, child- and environmentally friendly. The New York conference will be Bio-on's first public event after the June inauguration of the first production plant the company is building near Bologna, in northern Italy, which will produce special bioplastics such as microbeads for the cosmetics industry. Approximately 27 million dollars is being invested in the new production hub.
16 April 2018
BIO-ON LAUNCHES A BRAND-NEW LINE OF COSMETIC INGREDIENTS FOR SUN PROTECTION MADE FROM BIODEGRADABLE BIOPLASTIC.
  • The minerv bio cosmetics brand gains a new line of eco-friendly SPF (Sun Protection Factor) Booster products called minervPHB RIVIERA.
  • The new cosmetic ingredients are micro powders made with Bio-on's revolutionary bioplastic, obtained from renewable plant sources and 100% biodegradable.
  • Thanks to these ultra-green ingredients, cosmetics manufacturers will be able to significantly reduce the percentage of UV filters used in sun protection products and boost water-resistance. This means ecological products that respect both the planet and skin health can be made.
Bologna (Italy), 16 April 2018 - Bio-on is proud to present a brand-new line of cosmetic ingredients for sun protection made from its revolutionary, 100% natural and biodegradable bioplastic.
The new products are part of the minerv bio cosmetics family of bioplastic micro powders presented in spring 2017 and designed for cosmetics that respect the environment and human health.
This latest innovation is a series of ultra-green, high-performing SPF (Sun Protection Factor) Boosters designed to improve sun protection products.
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05 April 2018
BIO-ON: NEW RESEARCH HUB FOR BIOPLASTIC DEVELOPMENT OPEN FROM 3 APRIL AND NEW LABORATORY EXPANSION CONFIRMED.
  • The new research hub for plastic development is operational from 3 April 2018, as announced in February and several months ahead of schedule. By the end of the year, the space dedicated to the development of new biopolymers will be extended by over 600 m2 to a total of 1000 m2, where over 20 Italian and foreign researchers will be based.
  • Bio-on decided to bring forward the construction of its new research hub ahead of initial plans due to rising demand for special PHAs biopolymers.
  • 2.5 million Euro already invested to fit out the laboratories with the very latest scientific equipment, in addition to the 20 million being invested in the new production plant at Castel San Pietro Terme (Bologna).
Bologna, 5 April 2018 - Bio-on's new research laboratories for special PHAs bioplastic development became operational on 3 April in Castel San Pietro Terme (Bologna), at the site where the company's new production plant is set to open by June 2018. Bio-on, listed on the AIM segment of Borsa Italiana and operating in the high-quality, natural and 100% biodegradable bioplastics sector, opened the laboratories ahead of schedule to deal with the rising demand for biopolymers from around the world. The new structure is run by the CNS Business Unit (cosmetics, nanomedicine, smart materials), which operates in special bioplastics applications in the cosmetics, biomedical and smart materials fields.
31 marzo 2018
IL CDA DI BIO-ON APPROVA IL PROGETTO DI BILANCIO E IL BILANCIO CONSOLIDATO IAS/IFRS DELL'ESERCIZIO CHIUSO AL 31 DICEMBRE 2017
  • Ricavi consolidati ad Euro 11 milioni al 31 dicembre 2017 a fronte di Euro 5 milioni al 31 dicembre 2016 (+114%);
  • Ebitda pari ad Euro 7 milioni al 31 dicembre 2017 a fronte di Euro 1 milioni al 31 dicembre 2016 (+710%);
  • Ebit pari ad Euro 6 milioni al 31 dicembre 2017 a fronte di Euro 0,4 milioni al 31 dicembre 2016 (+1.364%);
  • Utile netto pari ad Euro 5 milioni al 31 dicembre 2017 a fronte di Euro 0,4 milioni al 31 dicembre 2016 (+1.361%);
  • Posizione finanziaria netta positiva (disponibilità) pari ad Euro 24 milioni a fronte di Euro 3 milioni del 2016 (+624%) e patrimonio netto pari ad Euro 47 milioni rispetto a Euro 14 milioni al 31 dicembre 2016 (+228%).
Bologna, 31 marzo 2018 - Il CdA di Bio-on S.p.A., società quotata all'AIM Italia, attiva nel settore della bio-plastica di alta qualità che realizza ricerca applicata e sviluppo di moderne tecnologie industriali di bio fermentazione nel campo dei nuovi materiali ecosostenibili e completamente biodegradabili in maniera naturale, riunitosi in data 30 marzo 2018, ha approvato il progetto di bilancio ed il Bilancio Consolidato IAS/IFRS dell'esercizio chiuso al 31 dicembre 2017. I risultati includono modifiche migliorative apportate successivamente la pubblicazione del pre-consuntivo del 14 febbraio 2018.
Il valore della produzione è pari a Euro 11 milioni; l'EBITDA è pari a Euro 7 milioni e l'utile netto si attesta ad Euro 5 milioni.
14 March 2018
BIO-ON LAUNCHES U-COAT, A COMPANY OPERATING IN THE FERTILISERS MARKET WITH A BIODEGRADABLE CONTROLLED-RELEASE SOLUTION.
  • The new company, U-COAT S.p.A., will sell an innovative solution for the controlled release of Urea fertilisers into the soil. The innovation was developed by Bio-on with PHAs bioplastics, so it is 100% natural and biodegradable.
  • The Urea fertilisers market is constantly growing: +4% per year with over 180 million tons/year produced globally* and an average price per ton of €300.
  • U-COAT is 100% owned by Bio-on and has exclusive rights to use its specific technology.
Bologna, 14 March 2018 - Bio-on today launches a revolutionary new use for its 100% natural and biodegradable PHAs bioplastic. Bio-on researchers have developed a solution for the controlled release of Urea fertilisers, an enormous market with global annual production of 180 million tons* and 4% annual growth. The advantage is more effective dosage and lower fertiliser consumption. This means less pollution and a positive impact on people and the planet.
Bio-on, listed on the AIM segment of Borsa Italiana and operating in the high quality bioplastics sector, has developed an innovative technology to coat Urea for fertiliser and has set up a NEWCO called U-COAT (Urea Coating).
21 February 2018
PHAS BIOPLASTIC IN PARMA, THE CONSTRUCTION OF THE INDUSTRIAL PLANT STARTS
BOLOGNA 21 February 2018 - The company SECI, holding belonging to the Maccaferri family, announces the launch of the bioplastics project to be carried out at the San Quirico production site using the Bio-on technology. The project will be carried out by the company Sebiplast s.r.l., a controlled company of the SECI Group, in the production site where today stands the sugar factory managed by the operating company of the SECI Group, Sadam S.p.A.
The choice of the San Quirico (PR) production site will guarantee the bioplastics project to benefit from synergies and common services with the sugar factory, but without interfering with the latter's production
14 February 2018
BIO-ON RELEASES THE MAIN ECONOMIC RESULTS OF THE 2017 DRAFT BUDGET. HIGH INCREASE IN INCOME AND MARGINS.
  • Income: 10.5 million € on 31.12.2017 (+ 133%) up from 4.5 mln on 31.12.2016;;
  • EBITDA: 6.2 million € on 31.12.2017 (+ 675%) up from 0.8 mln on 31.12.2016;;
  • Orders portfolio: 101.0 million € on 31.12.2017 (+ 85%) up from 55.0 mln on 31.12.2016;;
  • Net financial position (cash surplus) 24.6 million € on 31.12.2017 (+ 71%) up from 14.4 million on 31.12.2016.
Preliminary estimates for end of 2017
The data given in this press release are currently the subject of auditing being carried out by Bio-on S.p.A.'s auditing firm EY S.p.A.. The results will be announced in compliance with the schedule envisaged for budget approval.
Bologna, 14 February 2018 - Bio-on S.p.A., listed on the AIM segment of Borsa Italiana and operating in the high quality, natural and 100% biodegradable bioplastics sector, announces that the Bio-on S.p.A. board, which met on 13 February 2018, has viewed the preliminary estimates of the main operating results for 2017 and releases the main figures today: income rose to 10.5 million € (+ 133%) from 4.5 mln in 2016; the EBITDA rose to 6.2 million € (+ 675%) from 0.8 mln in 2016; the net financial position showed a cash surplus of 24.6 million € on 31.12.2017 (+71%), up from 14.4 million € in 2016. The orders portfolio rose to 101.0 million € (+ 85%) from 55.0 million € in 2016. The board of directors will meet on 30 March 2018 to approve the 2017 draft budget and the IAS/IFRS consolidated balance sheet to 31 December 2017.
1 February 2018
BIO-ON BRINGS FORWARD THE OPENING OF ITS NEW RESEARCH CENTRE AND ANNOUNCES A NEW EXTENSION OF ITS LABORATORIES.
  • Bio-on has decided to accelerate the construction of its new research hub due to rising demand for special PHAs biopolymers.
  • Opening is set for 3 April 2018, several months ahead of schedule. By the end of the year, the space dedicated to the development of new biopolymers will be extended by over 600 m2 to a total of 1000 m2, where over 20 Italian and foreign researchers will be based.
  • Additional 2.5 million Euro set aside to fit out the laboratories with the very latest scientific equipment, on top of the 20 million being invested in the new production plant at Castel San Pietro Terme (Bologna).
Bologna, 1 February 2018 - "We have decided to accelerate the development of our new research laboratories to meet the rising demand for special bioplastics from around the world," explains Marco Astorri, Chairman and CEO of Bio-on, as he announced the early opening, on 3 April 2018, of the new research centre alongside Bio-on's first production plant to be inaugurated in June 2018 in Castel San Pietro Terme (Bologna).The company, listed on the AIM segment of BorsaItaliana and the leader in eco-sustainable chemical technologies and production of eco-sustainable and fully biodegradable biopolymers, has invested 2.5 million Euro in cutting-edge scientific equipment. This investment is in addition to the 20 million Euro that Bio-on is already investing in the new plant.
16 January 2018
CLEAN ENERGY FOR BIO-ON'S NEW BIOPOLYMERS "FACTORY" THANKS TO A TRIGENERATION PLANT BUILT BY GRUPPO HERA
Bologna, 16 January 2018 - Bio-on, the leader in eco-sustainable chemical technologies, and Gruppo Hera, one of Italy's main multi-utility providers, have reached an agreement for the supply of clean energy thanks to the realisation and management of a new technological-energy hub that will house a newly designed trigeneration plant. The deal was signed by Bio-on S.p.A. with Hera Servizi Energia, a subsidiary of Gruppo HERA, and will guarantee clean electric energy for the new plant producing innovative biopolymers that Bio-on is currently constructing in Castel San Pietro Terme, outside Bologna.
9 January 2018
BIO-ON HOSTED THE FINAL MEETING OF THE SEAFRONT, THE EU PROJECT DEDICATED TO THE DEVELOPMENT OF A NEW GENERATION OF SELF-POLISHING COATINGS
Bologna, 09 January 2018 - Bio-on, the Italian biotechnology company leader in the bioplastic sector and listed in the AIM segment of the Borsa Italiana, organised last December the final event of the European project Synergistic Fouling Control Technologies - SEAFRONT.
In Bologna (Italy), for two days, 50 representatives of five multinationals, seven SMEs and seven research institutes spread across eight EU Member States presented and discussed the results achieved within the four-year project period in the development of environmentally friendly coatings which prevent the undesirable accumulation of marine organisms on boats, ships, tidal power plants and other aquatic installations.
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