Plastic pollution is an urgent global crisis! Toraphene is a biodegradable, compostable & commercially-viable plastic packaging substitute that’s stronger, thinner & gives better food protection than alternatives. Torpahene aims to make plastic packaging obsolete.
Plastic waste is an undeniable, global environmental crisis. Many plastic alternatives exist but often biodegrade only under specific man-made conditions, tear easily, shorten food shelf-life & can’t be produced economically at scale.
Toraphene™ is naturally compostable & biodegradable without human intervention, even in the ocean. Developed using breakthrough graphene technology, we believe it is stronger, thinner, & less permeable than alternatives, improving food safety & shelf life, & is an economically-viable alternative to plastics.
We’ve tested our MVP against plastics, & our patented solution presents an entry barrier to competitors.
We focus first on carrier bags and food & drink containers, which are 23% of marine waste. We rent production equipment from plastic bag manufacturers & are in talks with retailers & packaging users. Our low overhead manufacturing model plugs into existing supply chains, making global implementation easy. Funding will fuel the rollout of Toraphene™ & the piloting & launch of new products.
Due to government bans on plastics & rising environmental awareness amongst consumers, the $4.7bn global biodegradable packaging market (2019) could hit an est. $25.4bn by 2026 (21% growth p.a.)
With much activity in this huge market, we need to act fast. Help us make Toraphene™ accessible to companies worldwide & make plastic packaging obsolete