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What is PHA ?

PHA

PHAs (polyhydroxyalkanoates) are polymers formed naturally by a variety of microorganisms. Over 150 distinct monomers are created by various microbial fermentation processes and can be combined within this family to produce compounds with profoundly diverse characteristics. Some have qualities akin to thermoplastics, while others are more elastomeric in character. PHA's biocompatibility and mechanical qualities can be altered by blending and combining it with other polymers, additives, and enzymes, making it an ideal replacement for conventional plastic in a wide range of applications. When PHA is discarded in soil or water, it decomposes into a carbon source that microorganisms need for nourishment.

BIO CHART

These polymers are made from quickly regenerating feedstocks (plants, wastes, and residual gases) and will biodegrade at the end of their useful lives. While some of these polymers breakdown only in certain conditions, PHAs degrade in the majority of natural habitats, including the oceans.
PHA
PLA
PBS
Starch blends

These polymers are generated from quickly regenerating feedstocks (mainly plants), but they do not biodegrade after they are no longer required. The molecular structure of these polymers is identical to that of their fossil-based counterparts.
Bio-PE
Bio-PET
Bio-PA
Bio-PTT

This category includes the vast majority of today's polymers. They are made of ancient fossil carbon (derived from petroleum) and will not decompose.
PE
PP
PET

These polymers are made from ancient fossil carbon (usually from petroleum), but their molecular structure allows them to be biodegradable.
PBAT
PCL

The future is DAANE

We are developing DAANE, which is uniquely formulated to create different types of plastic resins for an array of applications, using the PHA we produce.
These resins will be bio-based biopolymers made using industrial waste as a feedstock in a breakthrough bio-fermentation process. Traditional extrusion, injection moulding, and blown film applications could all benefit from these grades.

Applications

Food Containers, Straws, Cups, Lids, Utensils.
Fibers, Shopping Bags.
Produce Bags, Trash Bags, Grocery Bags.
UV Protectant Films, Antimicrobial Films for Food Packaging, Coatings, Seals, Labels.
Tissue Engineering, Diagnostic Devices, Drug Delivery, Sutures, Biological Medical Implants, Diaper Linings.
Mulch Films, Controlled Release Fertilisers.