Oimo: Biodegradable marine-based bioplastics for environmentally friendly food packaging

Oimo CEO and co-founder Albert Marfà (far-R) ©Oimo

Its pellets already work well in current factory machinery, so Oimo wants to scale when the EU’s ban on single-use plastics kicks in next year

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Barcelona-based startup Oimo has developed a seaweed and algae-based bioplastic composition compatible with existing plastic injection molds, allowing traditional plastic manufacturers to make fully biodegradable plastics that can be decomposed in less than a month. Founded in early 2019, Oimo – which stands for Organic, Intelligent, Malleable Objects – currently offers bioplastic ring can holders for four or six-pack beverages and a near-transparent film used in food packaging. “Our material is aimed at replacing single-use plastic applications," Albert Marfà, CEO and co-founder of...
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