Although we originally set out to disrupt the medical sector, our material offers a sustainable plug-and-play solution to many rigid plastics such as cosmetic pots and packaging, clothing hang tags, lipstick casings and many other applications.
CLASS 1 MEDICAL DEVICES
Inhalers, pregnancy tests and Covid 19 test kits
Why choose SymbioTex?
SymbioTex is home compostable and naturally biodegrades in nature in both marine and soil environments; leaving no harmful trace behind. The high nitrogen content in seaweed fertilises the soil, promoting healthy and robust growth of nearby vegetation.
The production process requires little amounts of energy, with temperatures not exceeding 95°C, compared to petroleum-based plastics or existing bioplastics that often require temperatures of 170°C+.
SymbioTex is processable on standard industry machinery.
Seaweed is a natural carbon sequester which captures carbon as it grows.
Good for the environment
Red seaweed protects the local environment by creating ecosystems and slowing down costal erosion.
No harmful chemicals
Every component that makes up SymbioTex has been approved by numerous government agencies to be used and consumed with food.
Only uses renewable materials
New seaweed is constantly being planted and growing so fast that any seaweed harvested will regrow within a couple of weeks. Any waste we have in the production of our material goes back into the material production cycle.
No competition with food crops
Many of the current bioplastics on the market come from land crops, which compete with land used for crops. To avoid this, we use the sea; which covers 70% of the earth!
Great oxygen, lipid, and oil barrier
SymbioTex’s barriers are comparable, and in some instances better, than most bioplastics.
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.
Join us in our mission to replace single-use plastic with our sustainable and truly home compostable solution.