FlexSea’s decomposition does not harm the environment – on the contrary, the high nitrogen content in seaweed fertilises the soil, promoting healthy and robust growth of nearby vegetation.

FlexSea is home compostable and naturally biodegrades in nature in both marine and soil environments, without the need of specialised industrial composting facilities and leaving no harmful trace behind. From the Oceans, back to the Oceans.

Note that with rigid parts from injection moulding, the solid thickness can be higher and take more time to degrade, but it will still do in natural conditions over time unlike industrially compostable materials like PLA.

FlexSea pellets are compounded on industry standard twin screw extruders. Once pelletized, the compounds can either be remelted and turned into films on single screw lines, or injected in rigid and semi-rigid parts on injection moulding equipment. More processes are to be explored but those two represent the bulk of our work and industry gold standards for flexibles and rigids

By tuning our formulations, we can achieve r‘achieve resins – both translucent or completely opaque, with tunable texture and colour. Rigidity of the final product can also be tuned from flexible films to hard rigid plastic-like objects. Finally, the seaweed based pellets are reprocessable like masterbatches with industry-available biomaterials with bespoke compatibility.

Thanks to thorough formulation optimization and supply chain knowledge, FlexSea materials can be made at competitive costs in comparison with other biobased and/or biodegradable plastics.

FlexSea is infinitely recyclable: any process by-products and cuts can be reused for different material grades or products such as adhesives and coatings, resulting in a zero-waste production process. Conformingly to EU texts, the compost from FlexSea is a recyclate, making the FlexSea cycle naturally infinite.

FlexSea is derived from food grade natural components and food approved elements, with no toxic leaching or impact on the packaged goods. Upon degardation, it can be assimilated by ecosystems safely.