With reports of growing amounts of plastic accumulating in the oceans, not to mention landfills, there is a real need for a biodegradable alternative. That’s why IFG Cresco has developed 100% biobased woven fabrics which are a fully-fledged alternative to plastics.


In 2011, IFG Cresco’s Research Centre started with the development of its first bioplastic, the landscaping fabric Duracover. This woven weed-control fabric has all the good characteristics of the original polypropylene version but is 100% from renewable sources. Polylactic Acid (PLA) was biobased polymer of choice. Duracover was awarded the OK Biobased and OK Compost certificates. The four-star biobased rating gives Duracover the highest possible ranking for its renewable materials. The OK Compost certificate refers to the full compostability of Duracover.


Today, IFG Cresco uses several biopolymers and is capable to produce a complete range of high-performance durable plant-based fabrics that are 100% biodegradable and compostable.

By offering 100% biobased fabrics, IFG Cresco is contributing to the Sustainable Development Goals , a collection of 17 global goals set by the United Nations General Assembly in 2015 for the year 2030.

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IFG Cresco actively participates in the BB100 project. The goal of this project is the development of a process chain towards fully bio-based man-made fibre materials. Fully bio-based yarns and textile demonstrators will be developed.