What We Do
Our vision is a world with all-natural, non-toxic and compostable bioplastics.
All-natural, non-toxic and compostable bioplastics!
Saphium is producing bio- based plastics with the help of microbes. Most conventional plastics are based on crude oil, take hundreds of years to degrade and release toxic additives that accumulate in every human being. Right now every small commodity, such as a toothbrush lasts longer than a human life, does it have to stay that way?
Saphiums alternative is a compound that is non- toxic, environmentally friendly and 100% compostable. Additionally, it is perfectly designed for 3D printing applications as well as an ideal alternative to conventional food packaging materials and many other applications. When put into soil, the compound degrades within 60 days without leaving a trace and even serves as a fertilizer because of its biological origin.
The first product of us is our PHAbulous Philaments!
Capture Nitrogen free of charge from the for your plants.
The air consists of 78% nitrogen, which cannot be used by the plant. Rhizobia are inhabitants of our soil, build small nodules on plant roots and assimilate nitrogen from the air in those to supply the plants. The better nutrient supply leads to higher growth and secure yields. We enrich the rhizobia on Austrian vegetable coal to increase their shelf life and to ensure their survival in the soil.
To maintain a sufficient numbers of nodules, we recommend using Legumino+ on the seed directly right before sowing. In order to ensure good adhesion to the seed, the supplied sticker should be used to "glue" the rhizobia to the seed. A pack of Legumino+ is enough for one hectare of the respective plant culture.
We want to provide better, bio-degradable plastics and avoid the mess humanity is producing right now.
Chief Executive Officer
The strategist behind Saphium biotechnology. He is the CEO and always has creative ideas for our company. He works on two masters degrees and helps at the family winery in southern Styria.
Chief Technical Officer
The CTO of our company and the chief of the lab. He works on his masters thesis and has great experience in genetics and microbiology.
The intellectual guy. If there are papers to be read or information to be gathered, call Berni. He already has the information before we know we need it.
Social media & marketing
Our specialist for marketing and creative thinking. She finished tourism school and works on our social media appearances.
The technician and master of computers. The man to call when the computer is not running properly or if there is new software to discover.
Thoughts, musings, and ruminations - The story behind Saphium..
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