2M Group of Companies to manufacture plant-based packaging in milestone partnership with Xampla

2M Group of Companies announces European partership with natural material company Xampla.

The collaboration will enable Morro materials to be manufactured at scale whilst leveraging the 2M Group of Companies’ European facilities & expertise.

Sustainable, next-generation plastic free company, Xampla, has announced a partnership with the 2M Group of Companies to scale up the production and distribution of its fully biodegradable plant-based materials. 

The 2M Group of Companies will manufacture multiple tonnes of Morro materials at our Milton Keynes manufacturing site.

Produced from plants, Morro offers a sustainable drop-in alternative to plastic, that fully biodegrades at the end of its life. The brand of natural materials will enable 2M to expand its portfolio of sustainable alternatives for manufacturing and distribution directly to brands, eliminating plastics from the supply chain. 

Globally, three million tonnes of petroleum-based, non-biodegradable functional and barrier coatings for single-use paperboard packaging are produced each year. This contaminates paperboard recycling streams, causing packaging to be incinerated, dumped in landfill, or released into the environment.

Morro Coating is a plant-based replacement for these traditional petroleum-based coatings. Fully biodegradable and home compostable, it is safe for food contact and offers high strength, grease and oxygen barrier properties. Morro materials are made from natural polymers and are not chemically modified, meaning they are exempt from the existing European single-use plastic directive.

Through our subsidiaries, we will work together with Xampla to address new customer needs in the personal care & Homecare Institutional and Industrial (HI&I) markets, as well as develop new opportunities and partnerships in the packaging space.

This partnership is the first technology licencing agreement with Morro, building on the success of projects with leading meal kit retailer Gousto and global soft drinks manufacturer Britvic. 

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