About us

SPHERE is a family-owned French group founded in 1976. As the European leader in household packaging, we are present in three markets: consumer, professional and local authorities. The group is also one of the most important global producers of bio-compostable materials.

Since inception, SPHERE has always had the following objectives:

recycled-palstiqye_orangeReduce the volume of virgin plastic materials used in our products and replace them with recycled materials from the circular economy.

vegetal_palstique_greenUse biosourced raw materials.

recycled-biodegradable_greenDevelop new bio-compostable materials.

recycled-palstiqye_orangeReduce the volume of virgin plastic materials used in our products and replace them with recycled materials from the circular economy.

vegetal_palstique_greenUse biosourced raw materials.

recycled-biodegradable_greenDevelop new bio-compostable materials.

In figures

The Group was created with a team of 4 people

employees in 2019

production sites + 10 sales offices in Europe and 2 in Asia (Singapore/Shanghai))

M€ Turnover is expected to approach for the 2019 financial year

More than

M€ has been invested in research and development, tangible and intangible fixed assets during the last 10 years.

The Group was created with a team of 4 people

employees in 2019

production sites + 10 sales offices in Europe and 2 in Asia (Singapore/Shanghai)

M€ expected approach turnover for the 2019 financial year

More than

M€ has been invested in research and development, tangible and intangible fixed assets during the last 10 years.

Innovation: key to our DNA

From day one in 1992, BIOTEC has pioneered the development of bio-compostable materials. In 1997, it was the first company to obtain the worldwide compostability certification 7W001 from DIN CERTCO. On the back of over 25 years in research and development, BIOTEC is at the cutting edge of biodegradable product technology in the marine environment.

A subsidiary of the SPHERE group, it is a world leader in:

  • The development and production of new bio-compostable materials;
  • Manufacturing without plasticisers and GMOs;
  • The production of materials for soft and hard (100% plant-based) capsules for the pharmaceutical market;
  • The use of renewable raw materials (mainly with starch technology).

Our markets

Local authorities

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Our markets

Our products

Consumer

Major Retailers

Plastics circular economy

Professional

Local authorities

Aluminium

Our presence in Europe and Asia

We produce, distribute our products and support our customers throughout Europe and Asia.
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From our European base we are ideally positioned to ensure:

  • The quality and traceability of our products.
  • A high degree of flexibility for our customers.
  • That special requirements are met, by designing tailor-made solutions.
  • A consistent local supply of goods with outstanding customer service for all our products.
  • Permanent availability.
  • Full compliance with social, environmental and labour law regulations across Europe.
  • The promotion of local and regional economies and their communities.
SPHERE CONSUMER PRODUCTS ASIA
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From our European base we are ideally positioned to ensure:

  • The quality and traceability of our products.
  • A high degree of flexibility for our customers.
  • That special requirements are met, by designing tailor-made solutions.
  • A consistent local supply of goods with outstanding customer service for all our products.
  • Permanent availability.
  • Full compliance with social, environmental and labour law regulations across Europe.
  • The promotion of local and regional economies and their communities.
SPHERE CONSUMER PRODUCTS ASIA

News

Interview of Christiane Eda-Pierre by John Persenda

Interview of Christiane Eda-Pierre by John Persenda

It is with sadness that the SPHERE Foundation learned of the death of soprano Christiane Eda-Pierre. In 2019, the foundation paid tribute to her who was one of the greatest sopranos of the second half of the 20th century. On this occasion, the president of the...

The Prefect of Meurthe-et-Moselle visits the SCHWEITZER factory

On Wednesday 20 May 2020, Eric Freysselinard, Prefect of Meurthe-et-Moselle, visited the SCHWEITZER factory, a subsidiary of the SPHERE group, located in Ludres. Mobilised since the beginning of the health crisis, the factory has developed and produced gowns,...