This technology consists of materials (mostly films) made with polymers containing starch and methods of making them. The main benefits are the starch components are biodegradable and renewable. By 2020 the total global biodegradable plastics market is estimated at $3.4B. This market shows a high growth rate and longevity.
K-C developed starch based polymer technology to make components of personal care products biodegradable, however the possible uses are endless.
- This technology can be produced using standard machinery.
- The production of these inventive films can reduce energy input and greenhouse gas emission.
- This technology creates cost-advantaged compositions and commercial scale processes to produce biodegradable personal care products.