Covation Biomaterials, a global company offering bio-based solutions, launched today as an independent business, following the acquisition of DuPont Biomaterials by the Huafon Group. The company says it is creating the sustainable building blocks for customers to make innovative and high-performance, bio-based products accessible globally.
“As a supplier of bio-based materials solutions, we are an important gateway into a more circular economy. Sustainable supply chains must begin with sustainable materials and our science allows our customers to end their overreliance on petroleum,” said Michael Saltzberg, CEO, Covation Biomaterials.
The new company builds on a successful suite of products currently available in the market, including: Sorona®, a partially bio-based polymer that answers the global call for sustainably sourced carpets and fabrics; Susterra®, a plant-based, high-performance building block that reduces the need for petroleum-based components while enhancing end-product attributes; Zemea®, a plant-based and biodegradable material Available in multiple formulations,
Covation Biomaterials has a rich product pipeline of bio-based solutions that it will bring to the market. “We have long admired the work by this team of biomaterials scientists and developers, who are developing industry-leading, sustainable materials available at scale,” said Feifeng You, vice president – the Huafon Group and Chairman of the Board – Covation.
Headquartered in Ruian, China, Huafon Group provides new material solutions globally in multiple industries by promoting sustainability, safety, technology and quality. Huafon Group is one of the largest manufacturers of polyurethane (PU) materials in the world with broad product portfolio in adipic acid, polyester polyols, spandex filament, microfiber material, TPU, polyamide and others.