Solaplast, a division of ALGIX, LLC, is a custom compounding company specializing in converting algae biomass into plastics. Solaplast receives algae biomass from a wide variety of sources and uses plastic extrusion technology to produce bioplastics resin pellets for use in injection molding, sheet extrusion, blown film and thermoforming product conversion techniques in both durable and biodegradable formulations.
Solaplast’s innovation and manufacturing is based on specialized equipment for fine particle micronization and thermoplastic co-processing using bio-based materials, fine powders and multiple ingredients. The new facility has a research laboratory with chemical feedstock analysis, lab compounding and plastic testing infrastructure. Our current capabilities of 6,000 tons of annual resin production is housed within a vast 70,000 sq ft commercial facility with ample space to grow up to 100,000 tons of bioplastics annually when fully built out.
ALGIX, the parent company of Solaplast, is a clean technology company that uses algae technologies to improve the sustainability and efficiency of some of society’s most pressing challenges. Below is an overview of the ALGIX divisions: