Biopolymers are polymeric materials that are formed in nature by living organisms. Examples of biopolymers include cellulose, chitin, starch, rubber, lignin, proteins that are composed of amino acids, or PHA (Polyhydroxyalkanoates).
Besides natural polymers there are also synthetic polymers formed by polymerization, combining smaller molecules called monomers into a chain that is held by covalent bonds. Polymers are materials composed of long repeating molecular chains and they have unique properties that depend on the type of molecules being bonded and how they are bonded.
The term polymer is often used to describe plastics, which are polymers with various unique characteristics such as low density, high durability or stability, due to which they have found useful applications in all areas of our life.
Hydal P3HB biopolymer
Polyhydroxyalkanoates (PHAs) or polyhydroxy fatty acids are a family of biodegradable polyesters. PHAs have unique properties, which are similar to synthetic polymers.
Biopolymer PHB produced by Hydal biotechnology is 100% biocompatible and biodegradable, i.e. in the soil, water, and the seas it completely decomposes into water, CO2 and remaining biomass. It neither harms the environment nor humans.
Coconut Shower Milk with Natural Polymer P3HB
Natural polymer P3HB is added to the shower peeling milk in the form of white particles, replacing the abrasive function of microbeads. Unlike other artificial abrasive materials used in cosmetics, the biopolymer is fully biodegradable. In contrast to other substances, it dissolves in water completely. Biopolymers biodegrade in wastewater treatment plant within several days, in the open environment up to several dozen days. It does not harm nature and provides a solution to one of the most serious challenges in the cosmetics industry – microplastics and pollutants.