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What is PHAradox?
PHAradox is the brand of Helian Polymers, a company located in the south of the Netherlands. Helian Polymers BV was founded as a separate company aside from the then existing trading company Peter Holland BV by Ruud Rouleaux, our founding CEO and business development manager. With PHAradox we focus our PHA based material developments and distributing activities under a single brand name.
We help you make the transition from petrochemical plastics to sustainable PHA based solutions.
Until the summer of 2022 Helian Polymers focused its main activities on trading masterbatches and additives with limited trading PHB and PHBV grades as well. In recent years the demand for biobased and biodegradable materials increased significantly, but a relatively small market and lack of material knowledge prohibited immediate adoption for a lot of brand owners.
With government regulations, social pressure and market demand for more sustainable material solutions we decided to change our focus in the summer of 2021 and utilise our fifteen years of biopolymer knowledge. That year we started the PHAradox brand to develop both fully biobased and 100% biodegradable material solutions and keep distributing various PHA building blocks as well.
why we're your new material partner
In 2021 we installed a Coperion compound line and two Engel injection molding machines to enable us to produce test and pilot scale materials and immediately test them. Having the knowledge and hardware in-house we are able to create custom made formulations swiftly and efficiently, never having to compromise on quality.
We are in contact with both brand owners and converters alike on one side and material suppliers and knowledge platforms like GO!PHA on the other side to bring supply, demand and material knowledge together. Our young and enthusiastic team makes sure all available know-how is applied to create the right materials for a wide range of applications, making us your full service partner for material development.
To completely focus on our PHA activities we decided to phase out our masterbatch trading business entirely in the late summer of 2022. Our commitment to sustainability goes beyond the materials alone. Our facility, shared with sister company colorFabb, has 480 solar panels for all our electricity needs and we derive our heat from geo thermo wells. We are a nearly 100% paperless office and our car park will be electrical as well in the near future. In terms of personnel we also take our responsibilities: every month we take a personal day off, mostly on a Friday, and on another Friday once every month we organise a company field trip which can be directly or indirectly related to materials, the environment or sustainability. We think that the time spent outside of the office is as important as the hours we are behind our desk.
Join our young and enthusiastic team to write the PHAradox story in the years to come and contact us for all your materials needs!