Southampton Bioplastic firm, Biome Technologies, have secured a grant from Innovate UK in order to scale their range of natural plastic packaging and coatings.
The grant amount of £282,000 will assist the firm to increase the natural plastics it has developed in small amounts in the lab to amounts suitable for industrial use. To date the polymers which have been developed in partnership with several universities had only been successfully produced in small quantities.
The project will be run in partnership with independent chemical manufacturing company Thomas Swan & Co. Ltd. Swann has a presence in UK, USA and China and service over 80 countries worldwide.
Biome Technologies plc is a growth oriented, commercially driven technology group. The Group’s primary activity is the development of its fast growing business in bioplastics. The Group comprises two divisions: Biome Bioplastics and Stanelco RF Technologies.