PHAsT is a team of researchers at the University of Sheffield working on providing the personal care industry with innovative, sustainable biopolymers called polyhydroxyalkanoates produced via bacterial fermentation.
Starting from renewable carbon source, we produce eco-friendly hypoallergenic biopolymers, biodegradable in soil and marine enviroments.
PHAsT is offering a revolutionary solution to the long-term impact of non- biodegradable polymers and their widespread use in industry.
With the recent approval of PHAs as marine-degradable, PHAsT polymers are pioneering the reduction of microplastics and similar residues in soil and water.
The tunable mechanical and degradation properties of our materials enable elastic, stiff, short-term, and long-term applications.
Frequently, beauty & personal care formulations involve the usage of plastic to enhance their performance. However, they end up in marine and soil environment, and being nonbiodegradable , they made microplastic pollution emerging as a critical problem in the last years. Several natural materials have been used to replace plastic in personal care, but skin reactions and source availability issues raise questions in terms of feasibility for this solution.
At PHAsT, we produce sustainable and fully biodegradable biopolymers that can replace the fossil-based plastics in personal care formulations, ensuring the efficiency of the final products without harming the environment. As a demonstration, PHAsT have recently been approved as a plastic who does not pollute the environment with microplastic. Using a process with low to no carbon footprint, we are able to supply the cosmetic & personalcare industry with innovative materials that are fully marine and soil biodegradable, easy to process, and hypoallergenic.
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PHAsT is a team of researchers at the University of Sheffield working on providing the personal care industry with innovative, sustainable, and biocompatible biopolymers called polyhydroxyalkanoates produced via bacterial fermentation.