BOSK Bioproducts launches compostable bioplastic material for plastic products
June 23, 2021
By BOSK Bioproducts
A compostable bioplastic made entirely from biobased and non-toxic ingredients has been launched by Quebec-based BOSK Bioproducts.
The bioplastic comes in pellets form to manufacturers of plastic products, and can be used to make such items as caps, jars for cosmetic products, 3D printing filaments or children’s tableware. It is based on the circular economy model, REGEN, that helps reduce petrochemical plastic waste, in complementarity with recycling activities.
“With REGEN, BOSK brings a simple solution to the manufacturing industry which is at a crossroads following the recent addition of manufactured plastic products to the list of toxic substances of the Canadian Environmental Protection Act,” Laurence Boudreault, general manager of BOSK Bioproducts, said.
In addition to helping reduce plastic waste with REGEN, BOSK has also developed a unique technology in the world that transforms untapped by-products of the paper industry into PHA (polyhydroxyalkanoates), the key ingredient in REGEN.
BOSK can now offer its compostable bioplastics, thanks to the financial support of Natural Resources Canada, the ministère des Forêts, de la Faune et des Parcs, and Canada Economic Development for Quebec Regions (CED), which were announced on April 9, totaling $2 million. It was also with the private financing obtained from BDC and BMO that BOSK was able to complete the financing of this project.
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