The Origins of Floreon
Our patented material and our business emerged from a desire for a greener, more sustainable form of plastic. Working with the University of Sheffield the Floreon team embarked on an innovative project to create a specially formulated compound based on polylactic acid (PLA) that performed in the same way as oil-based plastics but with sustainable end of life options.
What is Floreon made from?
Floreon is made from renewable sources such as sugar cane or corn. This makes our bioplastic sustainable, an advantage over oil-based plastics which are made from finite resources.
When your material or product does reach its end of life, Floreon lends itself to industrial composting (work is underway for home composting) or recycling, either mechanically or chemically. Our team will advise on your options when developing your specific formula.
In 2011 our Founder and CEO, Shaun Chatterton, set out on a quest whilst running his former company to find a sustainable alternative to the oil-based plastic used for water cooler bottles. This led to a Knowledge Transfer Partnership with the University of Sheffield on an innovative project to create a specially formulated solution.
Today Floreon is ready to realise the global potential of its renewable material through licencing.
HRH The Prince of Wales announced this initiative last year. The Terra Carta provides a roadmap to 2030 for businesses to move towards an ambitious and sustainable future; one that will harness the power of Nature combined with the transformative power, innovation and resources of the private sector.
The name is derived from the Magna Carta, which 800 years ago influenced a belief in the fundamental rights and liberties of people. We more than believe in the Terra Carta’s contribution to action against climate change, hence we pledged our support.
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