Starch-Based Composite Raw Materials

The utility of starch-based plastics

Starch-based plastics are a common material for injection molding or extrusion. The Green Dot Bioplastics team can work to customize a specialized material for various applications.

Bioplastics raw materials sitting in front of injection molders and examples of finished products

Injection molders who have made bioplastics work

Learn how the relationship between injection molders and bioplastics has changed.

Graph showing projected growth of bioplastics market

What growth in bioplastics industry means for investors and the economy

The plastics industry is changing. Forecasts are predicting bioplastics will see tremendous growth over the next decade and now is an ideal moment for investors to start looking at bioplastics manufacturers. Over the past few years, large plastic companies have become interested in having a more sustainable option to offer companies and consumers, similar to […]

John Deere toys made from bioplastic composites

New eco-friendly toys up for environmental award

We collaborated with BeginAgain to create a new, nearly 100% bio-based line of toys licensed by John Deere. The John Deere EcoRigs were recently named to a shortlist for the Bio-based Product of the Year Award, to be presented at the Bio-Based Live conference in San Diego.

What to expect from our R&D capabilities

Our R&D capabilities enable us to custom formulate biocomposites specifically for your applications. The formulated biocomposite will not only meet performance requirements, but is scalable for any sized manufacturing processes.

Bioplastics role in the New Plastic Economy

Bioplastics will be a major component in the New Plastic Economy. For plastics to thrive without harmful waste and negative environmental impact, a switch from a linear economy to circular economy is paramount.

Close-up of Terratek biocomposites used in plant markers

Green Dot Bioplastics Introduces Terratek® Biocomposites Made with More Than 90% Renewable Feedstocks

Company leaders are always seeking new materials to meet the growing consumer demand for more sustainable plastic products. For years, Green Dot has worked with plastics manufacturers and product designers to make products that help consumers contribute to a more sustainable world.

Visual example of how biodegradation works

Green Dot Bioplastics introduces new biodegradable plastic for horticultural applications

Green Dot Bioplastics has developed a new biodegradable biocomposite for horticultural applications made from reclaimed biobased feedstocks.

USDA Biopreferred Program: How biobased materials add value to products

  The United States Federal Government spends around $445 billion annually on goods and services. Thanks to the USDA’s Biopreferred program, originally enacted in 2002 and strengthened in 2008 and again in 2014, federal agencies are now mandated by law to explore ways to source at least some of those goods from biobased materials. For […]

Bioplastics 101

Bioplastics 101: An introduction to key terms in sustainable plastics

Consumers want to feel good about the products they purchase. Part of that is sustainability—they want to buy something green because it makes them feel like they are doing something good for the Earth. Over 70 percent of consumers have shown that they deeply care about whether a product they buy is sustainable. In 2012, […]