We are proud to start the new year announcing the cooperation with a new material partner, Beijing based Bluepha.
Founded by scientists with interdisciplinary backgrounds in 2016, Bluepha has strong research and engineering expertise in cellular agriculture area for molecule and material innovations. Based in Beijing with additional offices in Shanghai and Shenzhen, Bluepha is currently one of China's cutting edge innovative bio-based material companies. On Jan 1st, 2022, Bluepha's first industrial PHA project with 25,000 tons capacity per annum broke ground. Read more about Bluepha's new plant (LinkedIn)
Aim of the cooperation is to bring a new PHA based building block to the market, targeting various applications as a drop-in replacement for existing petrochemically based plastics. This addition will enable Helian Polymers to create and offer an even broader range of PHA based material formulations.
In late 2021 both companies signed a strategic cooperation framework agreement with the intent that Helian Polymers will start importing and using Bluepha's unique PHBH based building blocks for developing specific PHA based compounds. Read the official press release
"The Helian Polymers team has dedicated in PHA area over a decade, and accumulated rich experience and reputation in EU markets. We look forward to cooperating with them and expect to be a sustainable solution providing partner." Quote from the Bluepha press release Visit the Bluepha website
The first mutual developments are expected to be announced in 2022. With an ever-growing demand for both biobased materials and specific application developments, this cooperation will create a one of a kind synergy where converters, brand owners and end consumers will benefit from.