Floreon is an award-winning biomaterials technology company, with patents granted both in the UK and internationally for greener, safer plastics which are high performing, environmentally friendly and fully compostable.

Our products and our business emerged from a desire for a greener, more sustainable form of plastic. Working with the University of Sheffield we embarked on an innovative project to create a specially formulated compound based on polylactic acid (PLA), enabling us to develop new plastics from a sustainable origin and with a range of end of life options.

The materials come from renewable sources, the production processes use less energy, the end product is stronger and lasts longer . When it does reach the end, Floreon lends itself to recycling , composting, or use for energy or even feedstock , leaving landfill behind and completing a circle of sustainability.

Oceanium is developing food and nutrition products and marine-safe, home compostable bio-packaging materials from sustainably-farmed seaweed.

Utilizing an innovative green chemistry, Oceanium will produce a home compostable, marine-safe bio-packaging material to replace current food packaging which has no end of life solutions. Oceanware will be 100% natural and its end of life solution is to be disposed of with food waste which will then be composted for soil health or for anaerobic digestion for energy.

Unlike competing feedstocks for packaging, such as fossil fuels or corn, Oceanware will be processed close to seaweed farms. Seaweed does not require land/water/fertiliser,  it sequesters carbon and removes excess nutrients from surrounding waters.

Seaweed contains valuable food ingredients and bioactive nutraceuticals.

Using an innovative biorefinery approach, Oceanium will extract valuable food ingredients including protein, fibre and nutraceuticals to meet the increasing demand for vegan, sustainably-cultivated food ingredients with transparent provenance.

Unlike competing vegan protein sources such as soy, seaweed does not require cleared land, freshwater, insecticide, or fertiliser.

Oceanium’s seaweed will be sourced from the cold clear waters of the North Atlantic and sustainably farmed, never wild harvested.

The Renewable Energy Association (REA) was established in 2001 as a not-for-profit trade association, representing British renewable energy producers and promoting the use of renewable energy in the UK. The REA helps its members build commercially and environmentally sustainable businesses whilst increasing the contribution of renewable energy to the UK’s electricity, heat, transport and green gas needs. The REA’s mission is to grow the renewable energy economy and to bring renewables into the mainstream.

At BASF, we have been creating chemistry for 150 years. As the world’s leading chemical company, we combine economic success with environmental protection and social responsibility to offer customers intelligent system solutions and sophisticated products. Through science and innovation we enable our customers in nearly every industry to meet the current and future needs of society. We have summed up this contribution in our corporate purpose: We create chemistry for a sustainable future.


Founded in 1992 as a pure R&D company, BIOTEC began in a garage in Emmerich am Rhein with a kind of waffle iron and ingredients from a supermarket. Today, BIOTEC is a leading company that develops and produces sustainable bioplastics made from plant-based renewable resources. The film and rigid application range stretches from refuse and shopper bags to pharmaceutical capsules, including food industry blisters, cosmetics packaging and many other requests from our clients. BIOTEC produces and sells a new generation of customized thermoplastic materials with various functional properties under the brand name BIOPLAST. All products made from BIOPLAST grades are 100% biodegradable.


NOVAMONT is the world’s leading company in the sector of bioplastics and biochemicals obtained through the integration of chemistry, environment and agriculture. It promotes a new model of bioeconomy in the logic of the circular economy, not only based on efficiency and sustainable use of renewable resources, but also as a factor for territorial regeneration. Its development model starts from local areas and creates integrated biorefineries by converting uncompetitive industrial sites, respecting the specific characteristics and biodiversity of the territories, in partnership with all the stakeholders in the value chain. Under the brand name MATER-BI it produces an innovative family of proprietary bioplastics, which are biodegradable and compostable according to the European standard EN 13432.

In 2001 Harold Naylor and his colleague Christopher Marsden set up a joint venture to bring BioBags to local authorities across England Wales and Northern Ireland. Part of the BioBag International group, BioBag Ltd’s aim was to develop their successful Norwegian model of using compostable liners and associated products in food waste recycling schemes. By working closely with both the waste collection and the waste treatment industries BioBag Ltd became a highly respected, responsive and trustworthy supplier to public and private sector operators across the waste industry. In 2019, the company changed its name to The Compost Bag Company to reinforce that the company’s bags are compostable and to disassociate itself from ‘bioplastic’ bag products that are partly derived from bio-based sources but are not compostable.


Vegware is the UK’s first and only completely compostable food packaging firm, manufacturing since 2006. We are pioneering the development and manufacture of eco friendly catering disposables and food packaging that can all be recycled along with food waste. Our products are stylish, functional, economic and sustainable. The Vegware range of 250+ compostable products spans cutlery through to tableware, napkins, hot and cold drink cups, and takeaway packaging. We work with a network of distributors across the UK to deliver our range of eco disposables to our clients.


FUCHS is the world’s largest independent lubricants manufacturer.
We manufacture and supply innovative lubricating products and bespoke support packages – providing a complete service to our customers. We have expertise and experience in developing lubricants for a wide variety of applications, including: engine oils, food grade lubricants, agricultural oils, cutting fluids, greases, hydraulic oils and much more. We have a full range of support services to help customers choose the right lubricant for their application and get the most from their lubricants.


Futamura is a leading global manufacturer of plastic and cellulosic materials including Cellophane™ films, renewable and compostable NatureFlex™ films, casings and non-wovens. Our films are sold to converters, brand owners and end-users in over 100 countries worldwide. They become part of the packaging, labelling or overwrap solution for some of the world’s best known brands across a wide variety of everyday consumer goods.

 Employing 1,500 people, we have production sites in Japan, USA and UK and operate a network of sales offices, agents and distributors throughout the world. Our experienced sales and technical teams are with our customers every step of the way. Matching products to identified needs, trialling and proving functionality to deliver high performance solutions. We view customer relations as partnerships and endeavour to focus on results that meet and surpass expectations.


Woolcool® aims to unleash the true potential of wool as a bio-material through the application of science, thereby making a significant impact on human health and wellbeing. Woolcool® serves the Pharmaceutical Cold Chain Industry. Along with other temperature sensitive medicines, it is used to send life-saving vaccines, insulin and cancer drugs around the world, keeping them in temperature and safe to use on arrival. It is also one of the leading Insulated Packaging solutions of choice within the Online Food Industry in the UK and Europe, supplying a number of large, medium and small online food companies. Woolcool® is used to send fresh chilled foods from raw milk and meat to chocolate and cakes, direct to the customer’s door.


As a leading producer of customised bioplastics, FKuR offers a broad range of bio-based and biodegradable resins for a variety of durable and flexible applications. FKuR’s bioplastics have been tested according to recognised national and international standards and are certified by independent institutes. Customers can benefit from a variety of compounds, from our global distribution program as well as our development partnerships.


NatureWorks is an independent company invested in by Cargill and PTT Global Chemical, offering a family of commercially available biopolymers derived from 100 percent annually renewable resources with cost and performance that compete with petroleum-based packaging materials and fibres. The company apply its unique technology to the processing of natural plant sugars to create the proprietary polylactide polymer marketed under the Ingeo brand name.

NatureWorks represents one of the largest efforts ever in green chemistry and biorefinery. Today, with representatives in over 10 countries, NatureWorks does business in North America, Europe, Japan and Asia Pacific and works with converters, brandowners and retailers around the world to help introduce innovative eco-friendly products made with Ingeo plastics & fibres.


Established in 2003, Solutions 4 Plastic is a technical consultancy specialising in the biopolymer industry. It provides specialist advice specifically relating to biodegradable, compostable & water soluble plastics, including the design of products & processes, running customer trials and advising on regulations & testing. The company also provides guidance and advice regarding the specification of processing equipment for these new polymers along with suitable processing parameters & operator training.

Solutions 4 Plastic also supplies both raw materials and finished goods in the water soluble (PVOH), biodegradable, compostable, and bio-based plastics.


Founded in 1983 Snow Business is a local company with a global reach. The world’s leader in winter special effects for the film, TV and visual merchandising industries has grown from a kitchen table operation in Gloucestershire to having a presence in 32 countries around the world and a turnover in excess of £5 million per annum. Our snow products have been seen by billions of people around the globe in movies from Star Wars to James Bond and TV programs from Game of Thrones to Doctor Who. Increasingly and as fast as we can we are phasing out petrochemical products in favour of more ecologically sound alternatives. Much of our snow is now recycled paper packed in PLA plastic and our falling snow (foam) fluid is as far as we know the most environmentally friendly in the world. We are constantly looking for and researching new and alternative products and it’s for this reason we have joined the BBIA.


IBioIC (The Industrial Biotechnology Innovation Centre) was established in 2014 to enable the growth of the Industrial Biotechnology industry in Scotland. IBioIC is an industry-led centre that solves industrially relevant problems by utilising the world-leading research capabilities available within the Scottish University system. Our aim is to accelerate and de-risk the development of commercially viable, sustainable solutions for high-value manufacturing in a variety of different sectors such as Chemical Sciences and Life Sciences. IBioIC provides an ecosystem in which IB using and enabling companies can innovate and grow, this is done in a number of ways: by providing access to project funding; developing an industrially relevant skills pipeline; two bespoke equipment centres and a technical consultants network.

Biome Bioplastics

Biome Bioplastics is a leading UK-based developer of bioplastics. Serving a global customer base from its headquarters in Southampton, the company’s mission is to produce materials to challenge the dominance of oil-based polymers. The Biome Bioplastics team is working with leading universities, research bodies, scale-up facilities and other partners to bring to market novel work in industrial biotechnology. The main focus is on the development of novel bio-based and biodegradable hetero-aromatic polyesters for a variety of end-uses. Over the last four years Biome and its partners have invested over US$7 million in research and development funding. Now proven robustly at laboratory scale and with appropriate patents filings, the next challenge is to scale up for a pilot on the path to commercial production. Meanwhile, other work continues to expand the range of feedstocks, broaden the pathways used and refine the products offered our customers.

Biome Bioplastics

KCC Packaging is a sustainable packaging company founded more than 35 years ago. The company focuses on food packaging and over the last 15 years has been working on creating more sustainable food packaging. Its riji® packaging is a recyclable, home-compostable and biodegradable replacement for CPET, the main plastic used in ready meal trays. All of FCC’s packaging is now either made from low carbon, recyclable materials or from biodegradable plant sources.

Biome Bioplastics

TIPA Sustainable Packaging was founded in 2010 to create viable compostable, flexible packaging options. TIPA’s vision is for flexible packaging to have the same end-of-life organic matter has, while also offering consumers and brands the same durability, transparency and shelf life they have come to expect from conventional plastics. Even though the volume of flexible packaging is smaller by weight and space, most flexible packaging cannot be practically recycled. Flexible packaging isn’t made of pure plastic polymers but rather made by blending several materials. These blended materials make flexible packaging complicated for separation and recycling. TIPA shares its vision as an incentive to overcome this challenge with a growing community around the globe, including consumers and brands that strive for a circular economy approach, and wish that compostable packaging will become a day-to-day solution for both food and packaging waste.

Click here to view certifications for TIPA’s bio-based and biodegradable products.

Absolute Management and Marketing

Absolute Management and Marketing (AMM) connects marketing, leadership and strategy together to create continuous and sustainable business growth. AMM is a boutique consultancy that helps large and small businesses grow using straightforward, data driven marketing focused analysis and recommendations. It provides candid and objective feedback designed to give clients the data and tools they need to execute decisions that lead to faster and stronger results. 

Stuart Ball, the founder of AMM, has recently left the petroleum-based plastic industry and is focusing on helping manufacturers and developers of renewable and environmentally friendly materials grow as we have one opportunity to stop the abuse of our planet.

And it all starts with a simple question: What is your vision for your business, product line or manufacturing plant in the next 1-3 years?

Parkside is a pioneer in the development and commercialisation of a leading range of industrial and home compostable packaging solutions that provide a credible alternative to landfill for traditional flexible packaging.

The high barrier packaging and lidding designs are suitable for a wide range of market sectors, including snack, confectionery and ambient food applications such as coffee and dried goods.

Developed under the Park-2-Nature brand, Parkside’s compostable laminates are robust and durable, just like traditional plastic packaging, and are rigorously tested for eco-toxicity and a host of other criteria against EN 13432. They are also accredited from TUV (formerly Vincotte) and are available in a range of aesthetic options including white, matt, clear, metallised and kraft and can be fully colour flexographic printed.

Headquartered in Normanton, West Yorkshire, UK, the company employs over 180 people and has a worldwide client base, with production facilities in the UK and Asia.

Parkside delivers its expertise in compostable packaging to customers through an intrinsic understanding of a wide range of fast-moving consumer goods markets. Its innovation team provides the latest thinking in compostable and recyclable packaging design backed by market-leading operations, supply chain and customer service teams.

Pujing Chemical Industry CO., Ltd (PJCHEM) established in 2005, is a high-tech enterprise mainly focused on investment, development and authorization of chemical process and advanced material technology. PJCHEM polymer business division, composed of a consolidate team with skilled and experienced experts, is mainly engaged in the cutting-edge polymer business, including new biodegradable material development, manufacture and distribution. We deliver industry-leading products and a full range of technical support service to help our customers and partners using our products. By staying closely with our customers, we keep developing innovation technology in response the needs and requirements from our customers. Our vision is to use our self-developed technology and knowhow to become a leading supplier of new biodegradable polymer in global market.

For more than three decades, multi-award-winning Planglow has been a leading supplier of catering labels, compostable packaging and food labelling software. In 2011 we introduced our first environmentally-friendly packaging range, today we offer five branded collections of compostable packaging and labelling for grab-and-go and hot takeaway foods. All of our packaging is made from compostable materials, even the clear window film is derived from renewable plants rather than oil-based plastic. The plant based laminate is fully certified to the European (EN13432) norms for compostable packaging and is also certified as home compostable. Working with bio-processing experts, we are able to offer our clients a closed-loop solution for disposing of food and packaging waste on site.

We are also the sole provider of our unique catering labelling software LabelLogic Live, a market-leading fully web based application for creating and printing food labels. We support the growth of our customer’s catering businesses by showcasing their food and drink products with ecological, beautifully designed packaging and labelling, helping customers to increase sales and improve both brand recognition and customer loyalty.

Established 70 years ago, Fabbri Group is a global packaging company with headquarters in Italy, several subsidiaries in Europe and a global network of distributors.

Producing machines and films, predominantly for the food sector, Fabbri Group’s key focus is protecting fresh food and reducing food waste. They are driven by creating eco-friendly packing solutions that have minimum impact on the planet.