COLUMBUS — The United Soybean Board has awarded Battelle funding specifically targeted to assist Biobent Polymers, the Marysville, Ohio-based bioplastics company, in the commercialization of its revolutionary new bio-composite polymers made from soy.
This new class of bioplastics is linked on the molecular level to maintain core characteristics of plastic which are missing in all other biopolymer-composites while dramatically reducing petroleum use in manufacturing.
The new bioplastics can be used as a replacement for virtually all polypropylene and polyethylene.
The USB funding will allow Battelle and Biobent Polymers to continue pioneering work refining soy-based polymers in an effort to solidify Biobent’s position as a leading innovator of bioplastics with the development and commercialization of the next generation of bioplastics.
This development effort will further the science and technology behind the award winning bio-composite resins derived from abundantly available soy-based agricultural co-products.
While well into Biobent Polymers’ commercialization phase, the company will leverage this funding to accelerate solutions to several key technical challenges, provide production capacity refinements and significantly expand the markets for this new class of bioplastics.
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