06 August 2018
BIO-ON CHOOSES SIEMENS CONTROL AND SUPERVISORY SYSTEMS TO DEVELOP INDUSTRY 4.0 IN THE BIOPLASTIC SECTOR.
  • Bio-on's new production hub has begun producing bioplastic with a Siemens control and supervisory system
  • The new Bio-on plant was created innovatively, beginning with a digital twin that enabled prototyping and virtual simulation before actual production began
  • Real-time generation and analysis of production process data enables accurate control over the process and ensures faster, more accurate decisions can be taken
  • The plant's objectives include eliminating errors and increasing efficiency in bioplastic production, exceeding current market standards
Bio-on S.p.A., listed on the AIM segment of Borsa Italiana and operating in the high quality, 100% natural and biodegradable bioplastic sector, has chosen Siemens automation and plant control and management systems for its bioplastic production plant at Castel San Pietro Terme, near Bologna (Italy). With the goal of making the production process more efficient and eliminating errors, the hub looks set to be one of the best examples of Industry 4.0 in the green chemicals and PHAs (polyhydroxyalkanoates) bioplastic sector.
06 agosto 2018
BIO-ON AL FIANCO DI LEGAMBIENTE PER FAR CONOSCERE LE DRAMMATICHE CONSEGUENZE DELL'INQUINAMENTO PROVOCATO DALLA PLASTICA NEI MARI.
  • Presentati i primi risultati del progetto "Fishing for litter", sostenuto da Bio-on, che coinvolge i volontari di Legambiente e i pescatori di Porto Garibaldi per mappare i rifiuti, anche quelli plastici, raccolti nell'Alto Adriatico.
  • Il 95% dei rifiuti pescati in mare nel primo mese del progetto è costituito da plastica. Di questo la maggior parte proviene dalle reti per l'allevamento delle cozze nella zona del Delta del Po.
  • La generazione ed analisi in tempo reale di dati che descrivono il processo produttivo permette un controllo puntuale di ciò che avviene nel processo e la possibilità di prendere decisioni più accurate e rapide
  • Bio-on annuncerà nei prossimi mesi il proprio sostegno ad altri importanti progetti per misurare l'inquinamento creato dalla plastica nel mare.
Bologna, 06 agosto 2018 - Bio-on S.p.A., quotata all'AIM su Borsa Italiana e attiva nel settore della bioplastica di alta qualità, naturale e biodegradabile al 100%, annuncia oggi assieme a Legambiente Emilia Romagna i primi risultati del progetto "Fishing for Litter - In rete contro un mare di plastica", una iniziativa che vede coinvolti 12 volontari di Legambiente Delta del Po e 45 imbarcazioni della cooperativa della Piccola Grande Pesca di Porto Garibaldi (Ferrara). Fino al 20 dicembre misureranno e analizzeranno i rifiuti pescati accidentalmente in mare.
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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 junho 2018
A BIO-ON INAUGURA NA ITÁLIA A PRIMEIRA INSTALAÇÃO PARA PRODUÇÃO DE BIOPLÁSTICOS ESPECIAIS. NATURAIS E 100% BIODEGRADÁVEIS.
  • O investimento para o novo polo produtivo, o primeiro de propriedade da Bio-on, é de 20 milhões de euros. É um projeto altamente sustentável que deriva da reconversão de uma antiga fábrica: portanto, não ocupa terreno novo e é alimentado com a energia elétrica produzida por uma usina de geração tripla avançada.
  • A nova fábrica produzirá vários tipos de biopolímeros especiais e em particular o Minerv Bio Cosmetics, o bioplástico natural e biodegradável, destinado a substituir as microesferas poluidoras contidas nos cosméticos de hoje.
  • Na área do novo estabelecimento, situado em Castel San Pietro Terme, nos arredores de Bolonha, estão também instalados os laboratórios da divisão CNS (Cosmetic, Nanomedicine and Smart Materials), onde trabalham mais de 20 pesquisadores.
  • Com a abertura da nova instalação, a Bio-on pretende dobrar o número atual de 45 funcionários até o fim do ano.
Bolonha, 20 de junho de 2018 - A Bio-on, que atua no setor do bioplástico de alta qualidade e cotada na AIM da Borsa Italiana, inaugurou hoje a primeira instalação de sua propriedade projetada para produzir bioplásticos especiais PHAs, naturais e 100% biodegradáveis, para nichos mercadológicos avançados com alto valor agregado como as esferas microscópicas destinadas ao setor de cosméticos.
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 abril 2018
BIO-ON LANÇA UMA NOVA LINHA DE INGREDIENTES COSMÉTICOS PARA PROTETORES SOLARES BASEADOS EM BIOPLÁSTICO BIODEGRADÁVEL
  • A marca minerv bio cosmetics ganha uma nova linha de boosters de FPS (fator de proteção solar) ecológica denominada minervPHB RIVIERA.
  • Os novos ingredientes cosméticos são micropós produzidos com o revolucionário bioplástico desenvolvido pela Bio-on, obtido de fontes vegetais renováveis e 100% biodegradáveis.
  • Graças a esses ingredientes ultra ecológicos, os produtos cosméticos poderão reduzir significativamente o percentual de filtros solares usados nos protetores solares e aumentar o seu desempenho na resistência à água. Portanto, é possível fabricar produtos ecológicos que respeitam o planeta e a saúde a da pele.
Bolonha (Itália), 16 de abril de 2018 - A Bio-on tem orgulho em apresentar uma nova linha de ingredientes cosméticos para protetores solares baseados no revolucionário bioplástico, natural e 100% biodegradável.
Os novos produtos fazem parte da família minerv bio cosmetics, micropós de bioplástico apresentados no segundo trimestre de 2017 e concebidos para cosméticos que respeitam o ambiente e a saúde.
A novidade de hoje é uma série de boosters de FPS (fator de proteção solar) ultra ecológicos e de alto desempenho destinados a melhorar os produtos cosméticos para a proteção solar.
Riviera
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 janeiro 2018
ENERGIA LIMPA PARA A NOVA "FÁBRICA" DOS BIOPOLÍMEROS BIO-ON GRAÇAS A UMA USINA DE GERAÇÃO TRIPLA PRODUZIDO PELO GRUPPO HERA
Bolonha, 16 de janeiro de 2018 - A Bio-on, líder nas tecnologias de química ecossustentável e o Gruppo HERA, um dos principais fornecedores italianos de serviços múltiplos de rede pública, celebraram um acordo para o fornecimento de energia limpa graças à construção e administração de um novo polo tecnológico e energético que conterá uma usina de geração tripla com uma concepção nova. O acordo foi assinado pela Bio-on S.p.A. com a Hera Servizi Energia, empresa controlada pelo Gruppo HERA, e garantirá energia elétrica limpa nas novas instalações para a produção de biopolímeros que a Bio-on está construindo em Castel San Pietro Terme, na província de Bolonha.
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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