Whether taking the plunge with us to build manufacturing processes to make everyday products and packaging out of plant-based materials, or developing world-leading bio-based ingredients, or supporting the growth of our engineering and design platforms with critical funding, we most certainly could not be doing what we do all on our own.
Ex-Tech Plastics, Inc.
Market leaders in the adoption of bioplastic sheet materials, Ex-Tech Plastics has been manufacturing high quality plastic film and sheets at their Richmond, Illinois facilities since 1983.Our Rollstock
Founded in 1993 on the principles of innovation and resourcefulness, LINDAR is a plastic thermoforming company that specializes in concept design, prototyping and production of food packaging and custom thermoformed plastic products for customers around the globe.www.lindarcorp.com
Columbia Plastics LTD
In business since 1945, Columbia Plastics is a privately-held custom injection molding company recognized not only for its variety of services, but also its focused, continuous improvement initiatives, which have kept the company abreast of the technological advancements in the industry.www.columbiaplastics.com
Ingeo is the brand name for a range of polylactic acid (PLA) biopolymers manufactured by NatureWorks. The process to create Ingeo begins with plants capturing carbon from the atmosphere and converting it into sugar via photosynthesis.www.natureworksllc.com/Ingeo/
Braskem's I'm greenTM Polyethylene portfolio features approximately 30 grades in the HDPE, LLDPE and LDPE polymer families that cover a wide range of applications. The vast majority of these grades have renewable carbon content between 80% and 100%, based on their biogenic carbon content measured in accordance with the standard ASTMD6866.www.braskem.com/Im-green/
good natured Products Inc.
Our own babies! Since 2006, good naturedTM's team of science wizards have been developing proprietary biopolymers that combine the highest possible percentages of plant-based content and no chemicals of concern.Enter the Science Zone
Western Innovation Initiative
Federal funding for small- and medium-sized enterprises in Western Canada for new and innovative technologies in the later stages of research and development.www.wd-deo.gc.ca
National Research Council of Canada
Industrial Research Assistance Program. Providing innovation and funding services to accelerate the growth of Canadian businesses through innovation and technology.www.nrc-cnrc.gc.ca
University of British Columbia
Facilitated access to research expertise, discoveries and development capacity, in partnership with the University-Industry Liaison Office.www.ubc.ca/research/
The 7th leading research university in Canada, with over $300 million in research and development funding and over 1,300 internationally known research professors.www.ulaval.ca/en/research/
École polytechnique de Montréal
One of the leading research institutes in Canada with over 10,000 scientific and technical papers published in the last decade alone.www.polymtl.ca - in French
Sustainable Packaging Coalition
The Sustainable Packaging Coalition is a membership-based collaborative that believes in the power of industry to make packaging more sustainable.www.sustainablepackaging.org
PAC Packaging Consortium
PAC drives for progressive change in the packaging value chain through leadership, collaboration and knowledge sharing.www.pac.ca
The IDDBA is a nonprofit membership organization serving the dairy, deli, bakery , cheese, and supermarket foodservice industries.www.iddba.org