The Imperial White City Incubator today announced the arrival of its first company to move into the new incubator, Polymateria Ltd.
The first company to move into the Imperial White City Incubator, Polymateria, a company that has developed a plastic which is 100 per cent biodegradable into biomass, water and carbon dioxide. The resulting products are recyclable, customisable and cost-effective.
Lead Scientist at Polymateria, Dr Graham Chapman – who completed his PhD at Imperial – said: “Non-biodegradable plastics are an unchecked and growing source of pollution worldwide. Our new technology has been developed by a team of world-class chemists, material scientists and plastic specialists with support from Imperial and provides a completely biodegradable plastic.
“As we develop our product, the Incubator provides both the facilities we need and an exciting new community of researchers, scientists and entrepreneurs at the heart of the White City Campus.”
Incubator Manager, Graham Hewson said " We are delighted to have Polymateria join us at the Imperial White City Incubator. They are a truly innovative company and we look forward to working with them during their time in the incubator. "