Enterprise Europe Network (Profile:BRUK20210820002)
Short description of advertisement:
A UK (Scottish) biotechnology company is looking for a contract manufacturer or collaborative partner (preferably located in Ireland or other EU countries)to produce its innovative water-based films for supplying home compostable packaging to food, medical device and pharmaceutical markets.
The UK based biotechnology SME was established 4 years ago and has perfected the extraction of a natural biopolymer. From this, it has produced home compostable thin packaging films which have attracted genuine interest from global brands and others who now wish to use this to replace single-use plastics in a wide range of situations.
The company is preparing to build its own extraction facility to produce its biopolymer during the second half of 2022.
A manufacturing agreement is sought, with a partner with film manufacturing expertise and a film-making facility, operating to strict compliance guidelines,and is required to bring its home compostable packaging to the market within the same timescale; 2nd half of 2022.
Manufacturing methods must include accurate film forming (via casting, slot extrusion, or tubular extrusion) in the range of 20 to 50 microns with state-of-the-art drying to achieve optimised cost of manufacture of flat reels of packaging. Production capacity should be around 15M square feet per annum in the first instance and preferably able to be done on a single site.
Other advantageous capabilities include: 1) a pilot facility to enable different blends/recipes of water-based biopolymers and other ingredients to be trialled to speed up the transition from the lab to the factory environment, and further improve product functionality; 2) existing compliance standards such as BRC, FSSC22000, ISO13485, GMP; 3) quality testing facilities on-site; 4) facilities for converting finished reels of packaging film to articles such as pouches and bags to add further value to the products.
For more information please contact Enterprise Europe Network Latvia.