Natural Material Solutions

PHAXTEC® produces sustainable and natural material solutions with PHA (Polyhydroxyalkanoates) in Food Service Packaging, Agriculture and Personal Care.

PHAXTEC® products are the perfect replacement for plastics and a great complement to paper.

PHA: Versatile like Plastics, eco-friendly like Paper

PHA (Polyhydroxyalkanoates) are a class of natural materials harvested from living organisms using fermentation, a natural process using renewable carbon.

At end of life they biodegrade in soil, fresh water and marine environment like cellulose! They are also chemically and mechanically recyclable.

Using proprietary and commercial technologies

The PHAXTEC® business model: Working with technology partners and market participants (OEMs), PHAXTEC® is reducing market and technology risks while accelerating market entry.

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Combining Material Science with Biotechnology

PHAXTEC® produces natural material solutions with PHA to serve Food Service Packaging, Agriculture and Personal Care markets.

Using Renewable Carbon

Circular and natural material solutions that are recyclable and compostable, and no harm to the environment if leaked.

Deploying Proprietary and Commercial Technologies

 PHAXTEC® is working with technology partners and market participants to accelerate market entry.

The PHAXTEC® Way

PHAXTEC® has licensed commercially proven and proprietary technologies where possible and is developing proprietary and unique technologies where necessary. This ensures competitive advantages while reducing time to market, development and commercialization risks. PHAXTEC® is partnering with OEMs in its target markets and is continually exploring additional partnerships. This allows reduced market entry risks and shorter timelines.

 

 

Talk to us about partnerships in Packaging, Agriculture and Personal Care.

Reduce plastic pollution and GHG – with PHA

PHA not only are a fully natural and biodegradable replacement for plastics, the PHAXTEC® PHA production process takes it one step further. We use renewable methane (also known as Biogas), which is abundantly available, constituting 20% of all anthropogenic greenhouse gases. It is 25x more potent than CO2, therefore reducing methane emissions has a larger positive effect on global temperature rise.

We are working with CROs and contract manufacturers, which reduces infrastructure costs and further shortens development timelines.

Understand the 100% natural beauty of PHA

PHA or Polyhydroxyalkanoates are natural materials that are bio-synthesized by numerous bacteria in all-natural fermentation processes, who use it to store energy. PHA are completely biodegradable in soil, freshwater and marine environments just like cellulose or paper.

Built-in zero waste solutions

Better than all the rest

PHA feature biodegradability comparable to Cellulose and are significantly better than biopolymers (or ‘bioplastics’) such as Poly Lactic Acid (PLA), Poly Butylene Succinate (PBS), and (fossil based) Poly Butylene Adipate Terephthalate (PBAT).

PHA also stand out when it comes to versatility in use, where it is compares well with fossil plastics like, Polyethylene, Polypropylene, Polystyrene, ABS and others, that are primary contributors to the global plastics pollution problem.

 

The graph exhibits the Biodegradability characteristics of PHA, cellulose, PBSe & LDPE at 23° C in soil. PHA and cellulose show similar biodegradability in soil, fresh water and marine environment.

Paper Coatings

Fertilizer Coatings

Personal Care

Single-use Packaging

Durable Products

Fibres and Fabrics

Applications

Endless possibilities now and in the future

PHA products offer numerous application possibilities and tremendous potential estimated at greater than 50% in total plastics sales.

PHAXTEC® has focused initially on applications where in addition to eliminating plastics and microplastics pollution, we are helping reduce major environmental issues, such as:

  • Enabling recycling and / or composting of paper (cellulose) from discarded or used Food Service Packaging and Personal Care items;
  • Enabling advanced cellulose-based products to replace traditional plastics packaging.
  • Reducing environmental damage like algae bloom, river-delta dead-zones and damage to soil and waterways caused by over-fertilization of crops in Agriculture.
  • Reducing anthropogenic methane emission, a Green House Gas that is 25 times more potent than carbon dioxide.

 

Solving environmental issues through replacing plastics with natural and biodegradable PHA not only benefits the environment, it also benefits companies and end users along the entire value chain, creates new jobs, and provides healthy returns for investors.

Meet the PHAXTEC® team

Proven track record

The PHAXTEC® team consists of a mix of young and motivated entrepreneurs and seasoned industry veterans all of whom are committed to delivering on PHAXTEC®’s mission to introducing environmentally safe and natural material solutions.

Anindya Mukherjee

Anindya Mukherjee

MBA, MS (Poly. Sc.), BS (Chem. E.), CEO and Founder

  • i2i Management Consulting Practice
  • Co-founder GO!PHA
  • 15 years in Biotech & PHA, 30 years in plastics
  • 6 start-ups and 3 M&As (MD, EVP, GM)
Nick Triantafillopoulos

Nick Triantafillopoulos

PhD, Paper, Coatings

  • R&D Technology Manager
  • New applications, markets developer
  • Polymer, specialty chemicals and coatings application developer
  • 26+ years in paper and packaging
Rick Passenier

Rick Passenier

MS, Business Development

  • Management consultant, product design, material innovation and commercialization practice
  • Co-founder GO!PHA
  • 8 years in industrial and product design
  • Special envoy at Holland Circular Hotspot
Gabriele Mukherjee

Gabriele Mukherjee

MBA, Marketing Communications

  • 15+ B2B Marketing and communications
  • Experience at and with multinationals
  • Start-up experience

The PHAXTEC® advisory board

Experience matters

Robert Kirschbaum

Robert Kirschbaum

MS

  • Former Business Group Director & VP Open Innovation, DSM
  • Led a corporate “incubator”
  • 35 years fostering innovation
Marc-Andre Lebel

Marc-Andre Lebel

PE

  • Founder and CEO FRX Polymers
  • Former Business Group Director, Cabot Corp.
  • Former President & CEO, DSM Thermoplastics Elastomers
Charles P. Klass

Charles P. Klass

MBA

  • 60+ years in pulp & paper, paper coatings and paper recycling
  • Former VP, GM, Dir. of Sales at 4 pulp & paper companies
  • Adjunct Professor; Technical, Business & Management Consultant, holds 9 patents

Would you like to join us?

PHAXTEC® continues to look for individuals who can help us in our journey to rid the world of the plastic pollution and solve the climate challenges of today.

If you are an expert in Biotechnology, PHA, Plastics, polymer chemistry, packaging, coatings and related fields we would love to hear from you on how we can, together, make the world a better place!