The bio-based material should be originating from renewable resources completely and should have enough strength to get processed into packaging products. Various parameters like melt strength, tensile strength, elongation, processability, flexibility, thermal stability, biodegradability and composability decide the market acceptability and make any bio-based material to be commercially viable.
Divyesh Dadhania, a Polymer Technologist by Training is the Founder of Biopolymer Project at KP Tech( Machine) India Pvt. Ltd. Presently, working on biodegradable polymer project to establish a commercial scale production of biopolymer. The negative impact of synthetic plastic products on environment caught his attention which further motivated him to pursue master’s in polymer technology from Hochschule Aalen, Germany in 2015. While doing masters, working on sustainable polymer became his dream. His quest to fulfil his dream led him working innovatively and independently in research laboratory at Ahmedabad, India to develop the biopolymer technology. The further research was carried out at IIT Guwahati with dedicated team to develop commercial technology. The team’s hard work brought him one step closer to his mission which he envisioned years back.