We're all increasingly aware of the impact of oil-based plastics and other materials on our health and environment. Over the coming decades, we'll be transitioning away from oil, and new solutions are needed from materials based on plants.

Xampla has developed an entirely new material, made from peas. It's entirely natural, with no synthetic ingredients, 100% biodegradable and biocompatible. Researchers at the University of Cambridge have developed innovative processes to engineer pea protein to create new materials that are useful in applications in food, cosmetics, household products, animal feed, packaging and medicine. This novel, patented material - Supramolecular Engineered Protein - is unique. Most of the 'natural' alternatives to plastic are based on plant polysaccharides. These require chemical or synthetic additions to deliver the required performance, and often require complex end-of-life processes to be sustainable (recycling or composting). Proteins, however, are the...
We're all increasingly aware of the impact of oil-based plastics and other materials on our health and environment. Over the coming decades, we'll be transitioning away from oil, and new solutions are needed from materials based on plants.

Xampla has developed an entirely new material, made from peas. It's entirely natural, with no synthetic ingredients, 100% biodegradable and biocompatible. Researchers at the University of Cambridge have developed innovative processes to engineer pea protein to create new materials that are useful in applications in food, cosmetics, household products, animal feed, packaging and medicine. This novel, patented material - Supramolecular Engineered Protein - is unique. Most of the 'natural' alternatives to plastic are based on plant polysaccharides. These require chemical or synthetic additions to deliver the required performance, and often require complex end-of-life processes to be sustainable (recycling or composting). Proteins, however, are the performance materials of nature. Xampla's plant protein materials need no chemical or synthetic additions to deliver the performance required, and can simply be digested at end-of-life. They are sustainable and commercially scalable.

The company’s launch products will have a major impact on the issue of microplastic pollution in our oceans.
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