SOLEGEAR completes R&D and begins commercialization
POLYSOLE® is a 100% natural bioplastic that can biodegrade within weeks after disposal. While plastic bags, food packaging and cup liners are a huge step in the right direction, POLYSOLE® is an engineered, high performance plastic designed for use in the automotive, electronics, pharmaceutical and consumer goods industries.
Formed in 2006 by Toby Reid, SOLEGEAR has raised over $300,000 to fund R&D, and worked with the University of British Columbia (UBC) and the National Research Council of Canada to produce this unique formulation. No other 100% natural bioplastic performs to the level of POLYSOLE® and its patents were filed in October 2009.
As part of this commercialization drive, SOLEGEAR will raise $3 Million to enable it to both fund its sales and marketing efforts, and produce the polymers required by the many companies interested in 100% natural, high performance biodegradable plastics.
Global BC TV picked up on the SOLEGEAR’s news and covered the story.