Interview between Biome Bioplastics and Thomas Swan on novel FDCA-based polymers

Last November, we announced our collaboration with Thomas Swan, one of the UK’s leading chemical manufacturers, to bring novel FDCA-based polymers to market. After nine years of significant work by our scientists, engineers and supporting partners, our collaboration with Thomas Swan is a substantial step towards industrialisation. We recently sat down with our Project Engineer John Ryan and Simon Grant, Technical Director at Thomas Swan, and asked them to share their experiences and insights into the project.

Why did Biome and Thomas Swan start this collaboration?

John: We’ve worked for years to bring novel, bio-based polymers to market. Now we’re at the stage where we’re taking one of the FDCA-based polymers from lab quantities to a much larger scale. This is where Thomas Swan and its long experience naturally come in. We’ve kept the company’s team in the loop about our progress, and when we realised we were ready to scale up, those discussions intensified. As a result, we soon decided to embark on this journey together.

Biome Technologies plc (LON:BIOM) is a growth-oriented, commercially-driven technology group. Their strategy is founded on building market-leading positions based on patented technology, and serving international customers in valuable. market sectors. The Group comprises two divisions: Biome Bioplastics and Stanelco RF Technologies.

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