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WELCOME TO SYMBIOTEX

Sustainable materials for global health.

THE PROBLEM

We know that our planet could be happier and healthier if we worked towards a plastic-free future, but items that we rely on every day are still having a harmful impact on the environment.


Over 60 million medical inhalers are distributed across the UK alone every year, but only 0.5% of these are recycled.


The cosmetic packaging sector produces 120 billion units a year, of which less than 14% reach recycling plants and less than 9% are recycled.


The result is a huge volume of cosmetic packaging and single-use medical devices ending up in landfill. Items which are part of our daily health and wellbeing routines are incredibly detrimental to the environment and our health by contributing to the creation of microplastics.

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OUR VISION

SymbioTex’s vision is to disrupt this harmful cycle by displacing as much landfilled single use rigid plastic as we can. We have created a sustainable and truly home compostable material that can be used to revolutionise the production of packaging and medical devices currently made from single-use plastic.

 

Transforming the environmental impact of these items will help to embrace a healthier future for our planet and improved health and well-being for consumers around the world.

OUR PRODUCT

SymbioTex’s unique material utilises sustainably cultivated seaweed to produce home compostable filaments and pellets.


Seaweed is one of the world’s fastest growing organisms and naturally sequesters carbon as it grows. Seaweed does not create harmful by-products upon disposal – in fact, as seaweed is a natural fertiliser, it is actually beneficial to the environment!

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Our filaments and pellets are processable on standard industry machinery, such as injection moulding and 3-D printing, but at lower temperatures than plastic. This offers a seamless plug-and-play solution to plastics manufacturers who can replace their current fossil fuel based plastic pellets with our biobased home compostable pellets.

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OUR SOLUTIONS

SymbioTex aims to licence its patented technology to current manufacturers, allowing them to create the same products but with material that is home compostable. We listen closely to our clientele in order to understand their expectations and tailor the filament or product to their needs  – whether this be flexibility, time to degradation, colour, texture or strength.

Class 1 medical device inhaler

CLASS 1 MEDICAL DEVICES

Inhalers, pregnancy tests and Covid 19 test kits

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Our material has a great oil, oxygen and lipid barrier giving it a great shelf life, when you are finished simply pop it in your food waste bin, green bin or normal general waste bin where it will break down naturally – the same as a banana peel!

SYMBIOTEX IN THE PRESS

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OUR CEO WINS VERSION & UNLOC'S YOUNG ENTREPRENEUR CHALLENGE 2023!

Olivia has been announced as the winner of the Version & Unloc's young Entrepreneur Challenge 2023! The competition received 1,100 applications applications from across Europe!!


Read how Olivia feels about this fantastic achievement! 

LONDON TECH WEEK FINALISTS!

We have secured a place in the Elevating Founders Final at London Tech Week!

I throughly enjoyed sharing our mission and the impact it can have! I am looking forward to sharing this with even more people at the final!

Join us at the final on the 13th of June - QEII Centre in Westminster.

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SUSTAINABLE START-UP SCOOPS 10K PRIZE

SymbioTex has won the Lord Swarj Paul Entrepreneurship prize of £10,000! We plan to use the money for patent protection.

Upcoming Events

  • Yorkshire Sustainability Week
    Yorkshire Sustainability Week
    Tue, 04 Jul
    Yorkshire
    04 Jul 2023, 23:00
    Yorkshire
    04 Jul 2023, 23:00
    Yorkshire
    Our CEO will be talking on sustainable healthcare at Yorkshire Sustainability Week on Tuesday the 4th of July! https://www.yorkshiresustainabilityweek.com
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  • Connect in Pharma
    Connect in Pharma
    Wed, 14 Jun
    Palexpo Geneva
    14 Jun 2023, 14:00
    Palexpo Geneva, Geneva
    14 Jun 2023, 14:00
    Palexpo Geneva, Geneva
    On June the 14th - 15th will be in Geneva at the connect in Pharma Expo, we are also a finalist in the Sustainable Medicines Packaging Award! https://lnkd.in/eVm9yq4v
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  • Elevating Founders Final
    Elevating Founders Final
    Tue, 13 Jun
    London
    13 Jun 2023, 12:00
    London, Broad Sanctuary, London SW1P 3EE, UK
    13 Jun 2023, 12:00
    London, Broad Sanctuary, London SW1P 3EE, UK
    SymbioTex will be at London Tech Week on Tuesday the 13th of June, participating in the Elevating Founders Final: https://londontechweek.com/speakers/1ec3558a-99d0-418e-ab7e-14ffb44dbf32/
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GET IN TOUCH

Have you got a home compostable material requirement, or are you looking to use more sustainable materials?


Get in touch with your requirements. We are open to partnerships and pilots.

07776 391 867

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