Biome Bioplastics, the bioplastics division of UK-based biotechnology company Biome Technologies has received an order worth US $550,000 from an existing client operating in the United States packaging market.
Biome Bioplastics produces a range of heat-resistant, industrially biodegradable, food-contact approved bio-resins, of which the latest addition is BiomeHTX: a fibre-reinforced grade, designed specifically to produce stiff and strong injection-moulded parts.
The company first commercialised its heat-stable and compostable bioplastic for coffee pod applications in 2019. The material was developed in the division’s R&D facility in Southampton, UK and is now being manufactured in the United States on a regular production basis in commercial quantities.
The new resin has been designed to provide the structure for coffee pods, while at the same time preventing deformation when exposed to hot water brewing conditions.
It will degrade under industrial composting conditions in under three months.
This order, which provides support for the division’s financial expectations for this year, is the largest single order to date for Biome’s. The company said that deliveries under this order are due to be completed in the next two months.