Biodegradable PHAs from methane and biopolymer formulation as textile fibres - Innovation @ E2Expo
Updated : December 2020
Methane based biodegradable bio plastics for synthetic fibre replacement
Mango Materials focuses on the production of PHAs from methane and biopolymer formulation. Typically, plastic pellets (also known as chips) are melted down to make something — film for plastic bags, or fiber for yoga pants, for example. At Mango, biodegradable PHA serves as the backbone for an alternative plastic pellet, which is optimized for biodegradability while preserving optimal mechanical characteristics.
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The products naturally biodegrade back to methane, thus creating a circular system. Use of biodegradable plastics significantly reduce the need for fossil based plastics in textiles, thus protecting the environment from the impacts of their production and disposal.
In 2019, Mango Materials was named one of the Next 50 Companies to Disrupt the World by Biofuels Digest The company is also listed on the Global Cleantech 100.