“Innovation is a collaborative process, and this recognition of our work with WinCup highlights the success that is possible when raw material and end-product manufacturers partner on bringing new materials to market,” said Scott Tuten, Chief Marketing Officer at Danimer Scientific. “Our launch of this first-of-its-kind backyard compostable and marine biodegradable straw is only the beginning. We look forward to continuing our partnership with WinCup to provide consumers with reliable and sustainable options for single-use products.”
“Consumer demand continues to grow for innovative products that minimize environmental impacts while maintaining superior performance, and we needed an innovative material to meet that demand,” said Brad Laporte, Chief Operating Officer at WinCup. “Partnering with Danimer Scientific to develop PHA based straws and stirrers is a big step to changing the future in single-use plastics.”
“Customer and Market reactions to this innovative and relevant new product launch have been extremely positive and we expect very high demand for Phade in the coming months,” said Michael Winters, President of WinCup Foodservice. “We are especially honored to have our work recognized by the Plastics Industry Association.”
The Innovation in Bioplastics Award is announced annually during PLASTICS’ Bioplastics Division’s Bioplastics Week. Bioplastics Week is a social media-driven initiative created to increase the visibility of bioplastics and educate people about the many benefits of bioplastics.