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Danimer And PSI Announce Partnership To Develop Home Compostable Plastic Film

by Rudy Sanchez on 09/14/2020 | 1 Minute Read

Danimer Scientific, manufacturer and developer of biodegradable polymers, along with Plastic Suppliers, Inc. (PSI), a leading producer of biopolymer-based PLA films, have announced a partnership in the development of bio-based home compostable packaging. Danimer will provide the material to PSI to create films that will reliably degrade without creating microplastics.

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The new films can be used in a variety of applications, including food, beverage, hospitality, food service, and more. The new films will use Danimer’s polyhydroxyalkanoate (PHA) based material, sold under the trade name Nodax, and will get customized to PSI’s needs. PHAs are bio-polyesters created by microorganisms that biodegrade, and a study by the University of Georgia found that PHAs degrade at rates comparable to cellulose, making it a promising alternative to conventional and petroleum-based material. In addition to home compostability, Danimer and PSI will also develop soil and marine compostable resins.

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“We are dedicated to bioplastic film innovation and passionate about advancing sustainability for a healthier planet. We look forward to continuing our work with Danimer Scientific and incorporating PHA into new environmentally responsible films,” said George Thomas, CEO of PSI, in a press release.