Bio-on has challenged the research world and announced its new program entitled "The Matter, is how we change our world". Bio-on wants to involve researchers, inventors and scientists from public or private institutions to discover new applications for its 100% biodegradable and natural bioplastic - Minerv PHAs. The idea behind this program is: “To change the world and help safeguard the planet.”
Open Source to Discover New Bioplastic Applications
Marco Astorri, Chairman and CEO of Bio-on, announced:
"Along with "The Matter" kit, we will send out free of charge to the researchers who submit the most innovative projects the quantity of bioplastic they need for their tests. We believe this sends an important signal to both the scientific community and the market because our technology has obtained over 60 patents to date and has proven it can be applied in a number of sectors. We are now making it available in open source".
Various grades of PHAs bioplastic designed by Bio-on can be used in the following sectors like:
- Flexible or rigid packaging materials
The most recent grades are Minerv Biocosmetics - the innovative micro powder for cosmetics and the new Minerv Biorecovery - the micro powder that helps eliminate oil pollution from the seas.
Marco Astorri explained:
"Researchers at Bio-on's laboratories have amazed us in the last ten years with the extreme flexibility of application of Minerv PHAs bioplastic, but we are convinced that there are many more ways of offering the world this extraordinary material created by nature."
All the PHAs bioplastics (polyhydroxyalkanoates) developed by Bio-on are made from renewable plant sources with no competition with food supply chains. They guarantee the same thermo-mechanical properties as conventional plastics with the advantage of being 100% eco-sustainable and naturally biodegradable at ambient temperature.