PHA: Lifecycle

Bio-Plastics made from renewable sources are the future of the packaging industry.

What is PHA?

Polyhydroxyalkanoates (PHAs) are a class of biodegradable polymers that can be obtained from biosynthesized materials and carbon-rich renewable resources, resulting in far fewer emissions and energy consumption than traditional plastics derived from fossil fuels.

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(Energy consumption based on average power consumption of identical printed objects)

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PHA is the most promising material in the rapidly emerging natural materials market.

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PHA-based Materials

A PHA biopolymer is a polymer that is produced by a living organism, such as a plant or microbe. These polymers can be composed of sugars, proteins, or nucleic acids, and they are the building blocks of many of the materials found in nature. A biopolymer-compounded material is a material that is made by combining biopolymers with other substances, such as resins or inorganic compounds into biodegradable packaging materials.

PHA End-life

When PHAs or cellulose-based materials are discarded into the environment, they can be broken down by microorganisms that are naturally present in the soil or compost. This process is an important part of the global carbon cycle, as it helps to recycle the carbon contained in these materials back into the environment. However, the rate of decomposition will vary depending on a number of factors, including the type of material, the presence of other nutrients, and the environmental conditions (such as temperature and moisture).


Your company's commitment to sustainability is paramount - and we are here to help make that a reality. We have a range of biopolymer applications and R&D services tailored to plastic products or packaging that can assist you in reaching your sustainability goals while also ensuring overall profitability and efficiency.  Let's use this opportunity to make a positive impact on the future of sustainable development together!

Innovation with Beyond Plastic

If your company produces products or their packaging, Beyond Plastic has an innovative solution to help. Specializing in product design, Beyond Plastic can also assist with materials choices and technology advances to ensure your product meets the industry standards for quality, safety and sustainability.