Environmental Info

Although conventional plastics provide robust, malleable, and inexpensive source materials for generating a wide array of products, their lack of biodegradation environmentally produces significant problems for the planet and for the people who live on it. These problems require novel solutions to provide a material that can match plastic for its mechanical properties and price while having the capability to break down environmentally into non-toxic compounds.

Technical Info

NuPlon™ is a unique patent-pending platform technology that provides a mechanically robust, internally-crosslinked, biodegradable plastic that can be cured into a variety of shapes and used in a wide array of applications such as commodity and household products. Upon exposure to water or humidity, NuPlon material begins to slowly degrade breaking down into its components over the course of 2-4 months. This biodegradation removes products made from NuPlon plastic from the ocean water cycle and provides for reduced environmental impact relative to conventional plastics.