Danimer Scientific’s Story | Bio-Based from the Beginning

Danimer Scientific continues to celebrate our solid history of pioneering biopolymers in the marketplace and to highlight our continued revolutionary shift toward global deployment of our products and services. Since the 2014 restructure and merger to MHG, we are now excited to step forward into the global arena of renewable biopolymers with our legacy name:  Danimer Scientific.

Danimer Scientific’s Patents and History

Danimer Scientific PHA successfully challenges the status quo of petroleum-based plastics for both performance and price.

Danimer Scientific purchased the intellectual property that forms the basis of its bioplastic technology in 2007, including a specific type of PHA known as medium-chain-length polyhydroxyalkanoates (mcl-PHA), or Nodax™.

PHA serves as an exceptional bioplastic because it possesses a full spectrum of physical properties that successfully challenge the status quo of petroleum-based plastics for both performance and price.

Danimer Scientific uses locally grown, non-GMO Canola as a food stock resource for bacteria that make PHA.

Danimer Scientific has meanwhile improved its portfolio to include multiple patents and patent applications in North America and internationally, and now owns 125 patents across nearly 20 countries.

Danimer Scientific Biodegradable Plastic Manufacturing Facility

Additionally, Danimer Scientific has successfully raised the required capital for building our teams, labs, pre-pilot and pilot scalable production systems. This has been achieved through a combination of individual investors, strategic customer partners, and U.S. Government supported loan programs for businesses, such as those offered by the USDA-Rural Development and the U.S. Department of Treasury-New Market Tax Credit programs.

Currently, Danimer Scientific operates two facilities with well over 200 thousand square feet of state-of-the-art laboratory and manufacturing/testing space Facilities are located on 135 acres at the headquarters in Bainbridge, Georgia, in the Southeastern United States.

Danimer Scientific continues to maintain close relationships with major brand partners in the consumer product and packaging industry to produce custom designed biopolymer products that meet specific physical properties and performance standards.

Danimer Scientific’s Recent Milestones:

Vincotte OK Marine Biodegradable Badge

  • OK Marine Biodegradable certification from Vinçotte International, the first such validation awarded to a biopolymer.
  • Revenue stream expansion into new biopolymer R & D and toll manufacturing.
  • Third party verification of Danimer Scientific’s ability to scale up biopolymer production to meet global demand.
  • Vinçotte certifications and statements of aerobic and anaerobic compostibility and biodegradability of Danimer Scientific PHA in soil, fresh water, salt water, and industrial and home compost.
  • U.S. FDA approval of Danimer Scientific PHA for food contact and classification of the substance, after disposal, as non-hazardous waste.

Danimer Scientific’s Back Story:

Danimer Scientific‘s realignment toward implementing global scale adoption of biopolymers for single use consumer and commercial products follows many years of successful R & D, relationship building, and B-to-B launches of bioplastic products for use in consumer and business applications.

Early on, Danimer Scientific joined forces with NatureWorks® to develop a corn-based PLA resin to line hot beverage paper cups, including the Ecotainer line of foodservice packaging materials. In 2007, Danimer Scientific’s founders acquired the intellectual property from Procter & Gamble for NodaxTM PHA biodegradable plastic.

Since then, unique Danimer Scientific products making a positive environmental difference include, among others, a certified compostable line of resins for injection molding, which can be used to make single-use dining utensils and other hard plastic items, biodegradable hot melt adhesives for packaging glue, blown films to make single-use shopping bags, industrial grade biopolymers for use in oil and gas mining, and bio-based label adhesives that help facilitate PET bottle recycling.