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Plantics BV

Company name

Plantics

Institution

University of Amsterdam

The company

After the accidental discovery of a plant-based plastic, Professor Gadi Rothenberg en Dr Albert Alberts of the Heterogeneous Catalysis and Sustainable Chemistry group (UvA-HIMS) founded Plantics. With this spin-off company they aim to further develop this plastic and market it for industrial use. Plantics is 100% degradable, making it much less taxing on the environment than conventional oil-based plastics which take several hundreds of years to dissolve. It's also low-cost so it can compete economically with conventional petroleum-based plastics.