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Hazelnut shells: a natural antioxidant powerhouse

Hazelnut shells, which are often dismissed as waste, harbour a wealth of untapped potential, particularly with regard to their antioxidant properties. In Germany and Europe, considerable quantities of hazelnut shells are produced every year, offering innovative applications, particularly in materials science.

Hazelnut shells contain a variety of natural antioxidants, including phenolic compounds and flavonoids, which offer great potential for use in materials science. One promising avenue is the incorporation of finely ground hazelnut shells as plastic additives in bioplastics. These antioxidants can help to mitigate the effects of ageing and degradation of plastics, extending their life and improving their durability.

By adding hazelnut shell extracts to plastics, manufacturers can produce composites that maintain their structural integrity, have no negative impact on the environment during abrasion and improve plastic properties. We offer hazelnut shell masterbatch with

  • oxidative stabilization
  • UV resistence
  • antiblock agents

Convinced? Get in touch and feel the hazelnut power.