Biome Bioplastics is a leading developer of highly-functional, naturally-based plastics. The company’s mission is to produce bioplastics that challenge the dominance of oil-based polymers, and ultimately replace them completely.
Building on 20 years of development activity, Biome Bioplastics produces a range of high-performance, plant-based bioplastics that are biodegradable and compostable. Our biopolymers are suitable for both short-life and disposable products, as well as long-life, durable applications.
A bioplastic is a plastic that is made partly or wholly from materials derived from biological sources, such as sugarcane, potato starch or the cellulose from trees and straw. Bioplastics are often designed so that they biodegrade or compost at the end of their useful life, aided by fungi, bacteria and enzymes.
Bioplastics can generally be directly substituted for their oil-based equivalents. They can also be made to be chemically identical to standard industrial plastics.
Bioplastics provide a more sustainable alternative to purely oil-based products. As consumers are increasingly seeking more environmentally-friendly solutions, they are looking to brands to demonstrate their sustainability credentials. Bioplastics are based on organic materials, absorbing carbon as they grow. Since the production process of bioplastics is very energy efficient, the overall carbon footprint of the products is low.
Moreover, bioplastics have a managed end-of-life as they can biodegrade or compost. With their additional intelligent benefits, bioplastics can even be engineered to have characteristics such as vapour control.
We produce an impressive range of high-performance bioplastics that meet our customers’ demands for both environmental and end-of-life performance. Based on renewable, natural resources, they are biodegradable and compostable. They are also suitable for the wide array of plastic processing methods, including injection moulding, sheet extrusion for thermoforming and vacuum forming, blown film, lamination, extrusion coating and monofilaments.
The range, capabilities and possible applications of our products are constantly expanding. In the next decade, we will see bioplastics become part of our everyday lives.