Biodegradable material producers Danimer Scientific (Danimer) and TotalEnergies Corbion have partnered to develop a new compostable coffee pod biopolymer.

The biopolymer is made up of Danimer’s polyhydroxyalkanoate Nodax and TotalEnergies Corbion’s Luminy High Heat polylactic acid (PLA) material.

The new coffee pod biopolymer comes after Danimer and TotalEnergies Corbion signed a long-term collaborative arrangement in 2021 to supply the biobased polymer, Luminy PLA.

The coffee pod also complies with the newly proposed EU packaging regulations, which require plastic packaging, including tea bags, coffee pods, very light plastic bags and sticky labels for fruit and vegetables to be compostable.

In addition, the material is claimed to have cleared biodegradability tests and is certified as home compostable by TUV.

It is being trialled by numerous European companies in the market.

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Danimer Scientific chief marketing and sustainability officer Scott Tuten said: “Since beginning our collaborative partnership with TotalEnergies Corbion a couple of years ago, we’ve been working to blend together our respective materials, Nodax and Luminy, to meet the specific functionality needs of our customers for a variety of applications.

“We support the EU’s proposed new regulations as a necessary first step in addressing the problem of plastic waste, and we’re pleased to be offering our compostable coffee pod biopolymer as one example of how the technology behind bioplastics has evolved to serve the needs of manufacturers, regulators and consumers as the world moves toward a cleaner and more responsible future.”

Last month, Danimer registered a total revenue of $53.2m in fiscal year 2022, down by 9.3% from $58.7m in fiscal year 2021.