CJ develops innovative, biobased polymer solutions that enhance performance and add value for a wide range of industrial and consumer products.
Based on leading-edge science and metabolic engineering, our biopolymer solutions offer attractive, sustainable alternatives to petrochemical-based materials. Our unique technology platform enables PHA biobased polymers to meet a variety of performance requirements—whether you’re seeking to increase biocontent, meet a biodegradation specification or to increase durability and flexibility.
What sets CJ apart is our proven ability to deliver world class bioproducts.
Versatility is a key advantage of our novel PHA technology. CJ PHA biopolymers offer biocontent, biodegradation and performance advantages as an innovative biomaterial. CJ delivers biopolymer and performance additive solutions that address a wide range of real-world needs and market opportunities for brand owners, plastics manufacturers and converters around the world.
PLA is a leading biobased, compostable polyester used in application areas such as food and consumer product packaging, film, food serviceware, 3D printing filament, fibers and nonwovens. CJ has developed amorphous PHA-based polymeric modifiers that improve the performance of PLA while maintaining biocontent and compostability.
The addition of amorphous PHA to PLA increases the strength and reduces the brittleness of extruded sheets and thermoform parts providing a major benefit in the production of biobased, compostable thermoformed packaging. The refractive index of amorphous PHA and PLA are identical, thereby enabling the production of transparent parts.
THE USE OF AMORPHOUS PHA AS A MODIFIER FOR PLA PRESERVES BIOCONTENT AND COMPOSTA- BILITY OF THERMOFORMED FOOD SERVICEWARE, A KEY BENEFIT FOR ZERO WASTE SYSTEMS.
PLA film modified with CJ amorphous PHA is both tough and ductile, creating a film well suited for a wide range of packaging applications. The addition of amorphous PHA to PLA yields processing and performance improvements in flexibility and melt elasticity contributing to the performance profile and overall quality of the film product.
FILMS MADE WITH AMORPHOUS PHA MODIFIED PLA PROVIDE BRAND OWNERS WITH BIOBASED, SUSTAINABLE OPTIONS FOR FOOD, CONSUMER GOODS, PERSONAL CARE AND COSMETICS PACKAGING.
There is a significant need for innovative barrier coatings for paper and cardboard. CJ is eveloping technology to produce biodegradable PHA-based coatings to address this need and improve product function. PHA coatings are compatible with the re-pulping operations commonly used to recycle paper and cardboard.
PVC is used in a wide variety of applications including construction materials, flooring, decking, and wire and cable. Our scientists have developed PHA copolymers that significantly improve the mechanical and environmental performance of PVC, and allows improved utilization of recycled PVC and mineral fillers.
Sustainability is becoming increasingly important in both consumer and industrial markets. The biodegradability profile of our CJ PHA biopolymers makes them uniquely suited to a range of applications from agricultural and marine uses to consumer products. A number of leading brands are using our solutions to develop bioplastic products that offer sustainability without compromising quality, performance and cost.
CJ Integrates capabilities in biology, genetics, fermentation process engineering, chemical engineering and polymer science. This combination of expertise has enabled us to develop a broad intellectual property portfolio, including more than 300 issued and pending patents for biopolymers and related technology and applications.
Our portfolio of PHA biopolymer products can be combined with other materials to create proprietary polymer formulations that offer a range of properties to meet specific application requirements. Our PHA-based polymers are ideal complements to certain petroleum-based plastics due to their performance and wide spectrum of applications, and to leading biopolymers and starches due to their biocontent and biodegradation profile.