Novatein

This bio-resin technology offers environmentally-friendly bioplastic products as an alternative to traditional petrochemical plastics. The technology forms the foundation for WaikatoLink's seed company, Novatein. The bioplastics market is currently in early stages of adoption, however there is an increasing demand for recyclable and biodegradable plastics. Novatein’s bio-resin technology encompasses a method and process that uses sustainable low value animal protein sources, such as bloodmeal to produce biodegradable plastic products. The process is a cost-effective method for utilising an existing low value commodity product to produce higher value products.

Applications:

  • Horticultural products
  • Composite materials
  • Agricultural plastic products

USPs:

  • Cost competitive with petrochemical plastics
  • Use of sustainable resources instead of petroleum
  • Inexpensive to manufacture
  • Easily compostable
  • Ability to tailor mechanical properties for specific use

Technology Status:

RI
Research Idea
PC
Proof-of-Concept
PB
Prototype Built
MR
Market Ready

Commercial Objective:

Novatein is seeking partners wanting to develop a resin formulation for a targeted product line. Product development and license agreements are available now.

Contact:

Darren Harpur
Commercial Manager
E: dharpur@waikatolink.co.nz