KANEKA Biodegradable Polymer Green Planet™ - Expanded Beads

Our unique access to both the foam particle technology and the natural polymer PHBH has prompted Kaneka to develop and produce a bio-based and biodegradable foam particle.

The sustainable innovation spirit of this material is indisputable. No matter where this material ends up, it will degrade into water, CO2, and biomass by the microorganisms available in nature. It allows producing innovative packaging, entirely in line with the circular economy, integrating the added value of compostability as end-of-life, and opens up new perspectives in waste management systems.

Whereas today, Kaneka's Eperan™ polyolefin foam particles are widely used in packaging thanks to their lightweight, durability, and excellent insulation properties, the newly developed KANEKA Biodegradable Polymer Green Planet™ Expanded Beads can be molded with existing equipment into food and non-food packaging without sacrificing the key features of polyolefin foams.