Natural polymer

Biopolymers


Biopolymers are polymeric materials that are formed in nature by living organisms. Examples of biopolymers include cellulose, chitin, starch, rubber, lignin, proteins which are formed by amino acids, or eg PHA (Polyhydroxyalkanoates).

 

In addition to natural polymers, there are also synthetic polymers that are formed by polymerization, that is, by combining smaller molecules called monomers into a chain that is held by covalent bonds. Polymers are materials composed of long repeating molecular chains and have unique properties that depend on the type of molecule being attached and how they are linked.

 

The term polymer is often used to describe plastics. Plastics are polymers with various unique properties, such as low density, high durability or formability, which have penetrated almost all areas of our lives.

How does it work

Natural polymer P3HB replaces the function of microplastics and chemical UV filters. Unlike artificial substances, it is completely degradable in water. It does not burden nature and solves one of the most serious problems of the cosmetics industry.


Natural polymer P3HB does not endanger nature.

It is made by a microorganism, which it serves as a source of energy.
We can use natural polymer P3HB as peeling particles and a UV filter.
After washing, it decomposes in water.

The main advantages of our solution


It is the world's first cosmetics to completely biodegrade, prevent waste and thus not burden the environment with problematic microplastics and micropollutants.

It does not contain any substance that would have a negative effect on the environment or burden it in any way, while meeting high standards for the end consumer.

Unique Know-How

Natural polymer is produced on the basis of patented technology.


Patent for production technology - ie the production process by which the product is manufactured

Hydal brings a concept in which PHA is produced from waste in a simple process at a competitive price. The end of its life cycle is known before the start of production.

1. Fermentation step: microbial fermentation, where bacteria "consume" used cooking oil and convert it into PHA granules.

2. Downstream step: the isolation of the polymer from the microbial cells is called the downstream phase.
Step 3 Natural PHA: The resulting biopolymer in the form of powder flakes is processed for further use.

Products

Coconut Peeling Milk

Natural polymer P3HB is in shower milk in the form of white pieces, where it replaces the abrasive function of microplastics. Unlike artificial substances, it is completely degradable in water. In a wastewater treatment plant it decomposes in a matter of days, in the wild within a few tens of days. It does not burden nature and solves one of the most serious problems of the cosmetics industry - microplastics and micropollutants. 

Organic Sunscreen

The new sunscreen with natural UV protection responds to the pollution of watercourses by oxybenzone and other chemicals that are released from conventional sunscreens with chemical filters. In the case of mineral UV filters, the fundamental problem is the environmental impact of production, which is classified by the LCA mentioned in the next chapter.

The microbead problem


The largest number of microplastics can be found in all parts of the world's oceans. They even reached their outermost parts. In the middle of the South Indian Ocean, scientists measured an average of 42 plastic microparticles per cubic meter. The highest levels of pollution were recorded in the northern part of the Atlantic Ocean near the British coast.

The United Kingdom decided to address this issue and banned the use and sale of products containing plastic particles earlier this year. Around 680 tonnes were consumed annually in the United Kingdom alone.

Natural polymer P3HB is designed for:

Peeling cosmetic products

Natural shampoos

Natural deodorants

UV filters

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