Biopolymer Composites

Biopolymers are polymers produced from sustainable sources. The Innovation Lab is collaborating with several companies to create bio-composites for products ranging from straws to 3D printing filaments. Wood flour is an obvious example of a polymer additive that maintains its sustainability profile and has been proven to enhance biodegradation. Our work in biopolymers is also allowing us to pursue compounding, the process of mixing polymers with fillers, as a possible new business model.