FluidSolids introduces compostable coffee capsules


Zurich/Rüthi SG/Steffisburg BE – FluidSolids Biocomposites, together with its technology partners Säntis Packaging and Rychiger Spezialmaschinen, is launching a new generation of coffee capsules. They are produced from organic waste and are approved for contact with food.

Zurich-based FluidSolids Biocomposites is showcasing a new generation of coffee capsules called Orbiter at Host, Milan’s hospitality trade show, through Oct. 17. According to the company, they have “outstanding barrier properties” and are approved for food contact.

For their production, FluidSolids Biocomposites produces black or brown pellets for this purpose, so-called coffee grades, which the company, which is focused on a “radical implementation of the circular economy,” manufactures from organic side streams. The material decomposes rapidly and completely in home compost, has a very high oxygen barrier and is sealable, according to a product description. According to technical data, the pellets can be processed by certified production partners in conventional injection molding machines.

For the development of these coffee capsules, FluidSolids Biocomposites collaborated with Säntis Packaging from Rüthi, a technology company for packaging solutions, and Rychiger, a special machine builder for individual requirements from Steffisburg. At Host, Orbiter will be showcased in Hall 22P at booth K59 L60.

In early October 2023, Coop had unveiled a private label disposable cutlery made from organic waste products from FluidSolids. In doing so, the food cooperative aims to save 5.8 tons of plastic annually. ce/mm