BOSK’s patent pending technology process constitutes a radical innovation in that it offers a fully compostable bioplastic at competitive cost. Unlike most other PHAs on the market, our PHA does not contain or use any GMOs, is non-toxic and is made from forest industry renewable, untapped carbon sources.
We also provide a product performance that is comparable to petroleum based plastics in multiple applications.
BOSK bioplastics offers an innovative, cost effective and performance based solution to the global problem of plastic waste.
For more than 10 years, researchers at the INRS (Institut National de Recherche Scientifique) in Quebec have been developing a patent pending technology to produce a 100% natural molecule : PHA (polyhydroxyalkanoates), a biopolymer that can be substituted for conventional plastic and is truly compostable.
About Polyhydroxyalcanoates (PHA)
Polyhydroxyalkanoates or PHAs are a series of natural bio-benign materials similar to other natural materials like wood, other cellulose based materials, proteins and starch.
PHA materials can substitute petroleum plastics for many applications that often by design or improper waste management end up in the environment. Biodegradation of PHA materials in all environments (compost, soil, water) is comparable to or faster than cellulose (i.e. paper).
PHA materials can partly substitute any of the traditional fossil-based polymer families. Depending on type and grade, PHA materials can be used for injection molding, extrusion, thermoforming, 3D printing, etc. Also, their use in medical applications like sutures and wound closures is already commercial, since the material is bioresorbable.
BOSK makes no compromises. Every stage of our process is designed to generate a positive impact on the environment. We use untapped resources, non-toxic ingredients and we forbid the use GMOs or enzymes in our process.
LIFE CYCLE OF BOSK’S COMPOSTABLE bioPLASTICs
BOSK's Bioproducts does not sell pure PHA. We use our PHA to manufacture REGEN™, our proprietary ready-to-use bioplastic resin that is certified biobased and fully compostable.
REGEN™ is processed into finished products/packaging by plastic manufacturers and then sold to consumers who can compost the products at the end of their useful life.
The life cycle of BOSK bioplastics offers a zero-waste alternative, based on the circular economy model (see below).
composting, a truly sustainable solution
Even recycled plastics have a limited useful life and will eventualy end-up in landfills, be incinerated, or enter the environement. Composting is the only solution to transform products back into basic natural elements that usefull and beneficial for the environment. Fully compostable bioplastics offers a viable and responsible end-of-life alternative for products and enables a truly zero waste solutions.
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BOSK is a Canadian company specializing in compostable bioplastics. BOSK's bioplastics, sold under the brand REGEN™, are biobased, compostable, and compatible with standard plastic product manufacturing equipment. BOSK's bioplastics are a great solution for companies that want to increase the value of their products while minimizing their environmental impact. The key to REGEN™ resides in Bosk's innovative technology to produce PHA (Polyhydroxyalcanoates), from industrial untapped carbon sources such as Pulp & Paper sludges. Moreover, REGEN™ is a solution to fight against climate change. Each tonne of bioplastic could avoids up to 3 tonnes of GHG emissions. BOSK offers a sustainable alternative to plastics.
À propos de Bosk bioproduits
BOSK est une entreprise canadienne spécialisée dans les bioplastiques compostables. Les bioplastiques de BOSK, vendus sous la marque REGEN™, sont biosourcés, compostables et compatibles avec les équipements de fabrication de produits en plastique standard. Les bioplastiques de BOSK sont une excellente solution pour les entreprises qui souhaitent augmenter la valeur de leurs produits tout en minimisant leur impact environnemental. La clé de REGEN™ réside dans la technologie innovante de Bosk pour produire des PHA (polyhydroxyalcanoates), à partir de sources de carbone industrielles inexploitées telles que les boues de pâtes et papiers. De plus, REGEN™ est une solution pour lutter contre les changements climatiques. Chaque tonne de bioplastique pourrait éviter jusqu'à 3 tonnes d'émissions de GES. BOSK propose une alternative durable aux plastiques.
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