DaniMer is a recognized global leader in bioplastic technology, and operates manufacturing facilities that support our customers’ needs anywhere in the world. DaniMer has established world-class research and development teams with two laboratories and a polymer development center that enable rapid response to customer needs.
Bioplastics are made, not from petroleum, but from renewable biomass sources. These sources can include vegetable oil, various plant starches, and by-products from trees. Some bioplastics, including all those made by DaniMer, are also biodegradable. This combination of sustainability and degradability makes bioplastics perfect for many of the everyday uses of petroleum-derived disposable plastics, such as packaging and food service items.
DaniMer has demonstrated success with innovative solutions that provide sought-after properties in materials that previously were not achievable. This record of value-based deliverables has positioned DaniMer as “the global leader in biopolymer innovation” over a relatively short period of time.
Demand for biopolymers is growing rapidly and their use in plastic packaging alone is expected to increase at an annual rate of greater than 12% for the next two decades.
DaniMer resins are based primarily on renewable feedstocks, are safe for people and for the environment, and are biodegradable or compostable. DaniMer helps companies make an impact with consumers and influence the marketplace by using sustainably produced, renewable resource-based materials to differentiate their products with a unique value proposition. DaniMer also helps create a positive dialogue with customers and enhances corporate social responsibility efforts.
Images showing the degradation of DaniMer 12261: after only 4 weeks there is nothing left!
Images showing the degradation of DaniMer 12291: after only 4 weeks there is nothing left!