The Plastic Problem
Global plastic pollution is an environmental crisis that rivals climate change.
Eaten by plankton and found in the most remote Arctic Lakes plastics and plasticizers have corrupted the foundation of our food chain. We're the apex preditor, and they're now found in our blood.
The worst kinds of plastics are used in cookware, clothing, fire fighting, construction, upholstery, and electronics. Usually toxic, they're non-degradable and bioaccumulative.
But few materials can rival their performance properties.
Our humble bee creates a material to rival these toxic plastics.
Our solitary bees make a material to waterproof their nests and protect their larvae from the environment. This biopolymer has proven industrial properties.
Resistance to heat and naked flame
Resistance to acids and bases
Resistance to solvents
Our team of world-leading scientists includes chemists, polymer specialists, entomologists, materials scientists and synthetic biologists. They have uncovered the fundamental building blocks of the bee material, and are currently working to synthesise durable, high-performance materials at scale.
Our materials harness the power of nature to provide a unique platform to engineer sustainable materials with tailored properties for multiple market applications.