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Kemira Announces Partnership with Danimer Scientific to Develop Biodegradable Coating for Paper and Board Industry

Partners evaluate Danimer Scientific’s Nodax™ PHA as commercial, fully biobased alternative for polyethylene to manufacture recyclable paper and board products from renewable sources

Dec 9, 2020 by Richard Ivey

“Evaluating PHA is one step in realizing our biobased strategy to deliver high quality, sustainable and circular packaging solutions. Sustainability is one of the main drivers of Kemira’s long-term growth. We are dedicated to our customer’s success as we increase the value of their end-products. This partnership with Danimer Scientific will bring new biobased and circular products to markets and is an important milestone in reaching our biobased growth targets,” says Antti Matula, SVP, Global Product Lines & Business Development for Kemira Pulp&Paper.

“PHA is a proven biodegradable alternative to fossil fuel-based materials. Partnering with Kemira will enable us to expand to paper applications, delivering a repulpable and biodegradable material without sacrificing the product quality that brands and consumers expect,” says John Moore, senior vice president of business development at Danimer Scientific.

Danimer Scientific & Kemira Partnership

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