New Zealand meat-based bioplastics in commercial use by 2016

university of waikatoAduro Biopolymers, a natural resource materials and biopolymer company based in Hamilton, New Zealand, hopes to see its meat-based bioplastic, called Novatein, in commercial use by 2016 or 2017. The company, that is a spin-out of the University of Waikato, has announced it has secured investment from Wallace Corporation, by volume New Zealand’s largest service rendering business, processing a variety of co-products from the meat processing industry.

Aduro was formed to develop and market materials and biopolymers for use in the manufacturing sector and is currently developing a novel material based on an unconventional idea; turning bloodmeal into bioplastic.

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