What is stopping the industry?
Over 90% of 500+ polymer ingredients have no suitable biogenic replacement. Natural biopolymers are random and not designed to replace a highly engineered synthetic polymer.
Existing natural biopolymers often encounter challenges such as inferior performance, poor stability, unpleasant appearance, and incompatibility with the final formulation. This results in higher R&D and reformulation costs, and poor quality products directly impact the face value of brands.