Country for PR: United States
Contributor: PR Newswire New York
Tuesday, April 23 2019 - 22:31
Kaneka Americas Holding, Inc. announces the creation of a new Biopolymers Division headquartered in Houston, Texas to start selling plant-based degradable plastic compounds in the United States
HOUSTON, April 23, 2019 /PRNewswire-AsiaNet/ --

Kaneka Americas Holding, Inc. is proud to announce the creation of the new 
Biopolymers Division based in Houston. Kaneka's PHBH is a plant-based product 
that offers both flexibility and heat resistance. It is produced via a novel 
bio-fermentation process which uses renewable plant oils as feed stock. Our 
products are not only bio-based and bio-compostable in aerobic, anaerobic or 
marine environments, they are also strongly resistant to heat and can act as a 
barrier to water vapor.

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Our grades are stable under every day usage conditions. Given the right 
conditions, under either anaerobic, aerobic or marine conditions in the natural 
environment, the products will begin to biodegrade. 

PHBH has been granted Food Contact Approval by the FDA and is suitable for all 
food packaging products. PHBH can be formed into many products such as cups, 
cutlery, food trays, plates etc.

Kaneka has been producing PHBH since 2011 and is currently expanding its 
facilities in Takasago, Japan. Kaneka hopes to find an alternative solution to 
the current single use plastic products as the company recognizes the need to 
bring to market a plant-based product that will help reduce the Ocean and 
Landfill pollution. Currently it is estimated that about 8 Million tons of 
plastic end up in the Ocean every year which has created a massive 
environmental issue in the world's Oceans.* 

For further information about Kaneka's PHBH, please contact:

Christiane Waldron
Director of Business Development 
Kaneka Americas Holding, Inc.
Biopolymers Division

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