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Solenis and PhaBuilder cooperate to develop PHA-based materials for sustainable paper-based packaging market

June 17, 2024


The global agreement will enable unique technology to meet the growing need for more sustainable solutions in the paper packaging industry.

WILMINGTON, Del. (USA) — Solenis, a leading global producer of specialty chemicals for water-intensive industries, has signed an agreement with Beijing PhaBuilder Biotechnology Co., Ltd., (hereinafter referred to as PhaBuilder), an innovative synthetic biology enterprise, to collaborate on further developing key PHA-based (Polyhydroxyalkanoate) technology for the paper packaging market.

“The global agreement between Solenis and PhaBuilder will enable unique technology to the paper packaging market to meet the growing need for more sustainable solutions in the packaging industry,” said William (Bill) Kuecker, Senior Director, Global Strategic Marketing, at Solenis.

“This strategic cooperation will help enhance the application of PHA-based materials,” said Ms. Sherry Xu, President, PhaBuilder. “The newly developed technology will ultimately reduce the impact on the environment, bringing a greener and more sustainable future.”

“I’m delighted to witness the strategic agreement signage between Solenis and PhaBuilder,” said Ed Connors, Chief Business Officer, Americas, and Global Business President, Consumer Solutions, at Solenis. “Solenis has been committed to improving our sustainability — and the sustainability of our customers. This agreement is a new milestone in our dedication to the sustainable strategic vision.”

<div class="line">&nbsp;</div> <h2>About Solenis</h2> <p>Solenis is a leading global producer of specialty chemicals focused on delivering sustainable solutions for water-intensive industries, including consumer, industrial, institutional, food and beverage, and pool and spa water markets. Owned by Platinum Equity, the company&rsquo;s product portfolio includes a broad array of water treatment chemistries, process aids, functional additives, and cleaners and disinfectants, as well as state-of-the-art monitoring and control systems. These technologies are used by customers to improve operational efficiencies, enhance product quality, protect plant assets, minimize environmental impact, and create cleaner and safer environments. Headquartered in Wilmington, Delaware, the company has 69 manufacturing facilities strategically located around the globe and employs a team of over 16,100 professionals in 130 countries across six continents. Solenis is a 2024 Best Managed Company Gold Standard honoree, recognized four years in a row.</p> <p>For additional information about Solenis, please visit <a href="/en/"></a> or follow us on social media.</p>
<div class="line">&nbsp;</div> <h2>About PhaBuilder</h2> <p>PhaBuilder is a company with leading synthetic biotechnology, focusing on the transformation and engineering of halophilic microorganisms. Established in February 2021 by Professor Guoqiang Chen, director of the Center for Synthesis and Systems Biology at Tsinghua University, PhaBuilder mainly uses the cutting-edge &ldquo;Next Generation Industrial Biotechnology (NGIB)&rdquo; to develop and produce a variety of high-value-added products such as PHA, a biodegradable material, ectoine, a pharmaceutical intermediate, and cadaverine, a Nylon 56 precursor.</p> <p>In the future, PhaBuilder will constantly promote synthetic biotechnology to deeply integrate with people&rsquo;s lives and upgrade the intelligent biological manufacturing industry, in order to achieve PhaBuilder&rsquo;s core mission of &ldquo;using microbes to change the world and build a green future.&rdquo;</p>



Catherine (Katy) Abernathy

Vice President, Corporate Communications

Ethan Wu

Brand Director, PhaBuilder