Ecovia Biopolymers: Next-Generation Functional Ingredients & Materials
Our suite of Ecovia™ Biopolymers are created from a proprietary fermentation process. They are 100% biobased, biodegradable, and functional alternatives to conventional acrylate and acrylamide polymers and starch-based biopolymers.
We can customize our bioprocess to produce high-performing, multi-functional biopolymers from 100% renewable feedstocks like glucose or glycerol. Our lead product families, termed AzuraBase™ and AzuraGel™, are both 100% USDA-certified biobased. Our superabsorbent AzuraGel™ products meet the ‘Ready Biodegradable’ standard of OECD 301B.
We strive to create the best biobased ingredients and materials. Independent testing shows our AzuraGel™ Biopolymers exceed the performance of current-generation starch-based absorbents. Our goal is to develop and offer a viable biobased alternative to widely-used petrochemical-derived polyacrylate- and polyacrylamide-based materials, including as superabsorbents for hygiene products. Note: Samples for R&D Use Only.
Ecovia™ Biopolymers by Development Stage
Agriculture & Horticulture - Soil amendments
Hygiene - Superabsorbent fillers
Cosmetic Ingredients - Topical functional ingredients (partnered)
Early R&D →
Food Ingredients - Functional ingredients
Pharmaceuticals - Topical excipients (partnered), oral excipients (unpartnered)
Medical Devices - Superabsorbent components
Industrial chemicals - Chelates, flocculants, and dispersants
Packaging - Superabsorbent fillers
As a technology provider and supplier, we are open to joint development and supply partnerships for unpartnered market areas. We are actively conducting customer trials for a variety of applications. Send us a message if there is interest in exploring our technology and products further.
In the meantime, here is a video the University of Michigan put together about us:
See our AzuraGel™ superabsorbent polymer (SAP) material in action: