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Members of the GC3 Startup Network

Startup companies in this network are bringing technologies and products to market that advance one or more of the 12 Principles of Green Chemistry.

 

Akron Ascent Innovations  

Akron Ascent Innovations

Akron Ascent Innovations has developed a new adhesive technology platform offering a unique combination of high strength, excellent removability and reusability on a wide range of surfaces. The nanofiber-based dry adhesive offers a number of sustainable advantages compared to conventional adhesives for the consumer market, as well as industrial, electronic, and medical sectors.

www.akronascent.com

     
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Checkerspot Inc.

As a design-centric materials company, Checkerspot's applications development capability brings-to-life performance materials created through biology and chemistry.

www.checkerspot.com

 

   
Chinova Bioworks  

Chinova Bioworks

Chinova Bioworks has developed a natural antimicrobial preservative using a fiber from mushrooms, chitosan. It's a broad-spectrum and clean label.

www.chinovabioworks.com

   

 

  

 

Colorifix Limited

Colorifix is committed to a more sustainable future for textiles and fashion. By engineering a revolutionary dyeing technology using synthetic biology, Colorifix converts agricultural byproducts into a wide range of colorants for textile dyeing. By removing all harmful chemistry from the process, we dramatically reduce the environmental impact of this highly polluting sector in a cost-effective manner.

www.colorifix.com

   

  

 

 

Defunkify

Definkify believes that the toxins all of us put in, on and around our bodies matter. Starting from a clean slate, using the safest ingredients and then testing for performance as well as mixture toxicity, Defunkify makes cleaning products that are both high performance and eco-friendly.

www.defunkify.com  

     

 

 

EmulGreen

EmulGreen addresses customer demand for high-performance natural emulsifiers that are biodegradable, non-toxic, mild to the skin and at the same time superior in performance. With our products, cosmetics and personal care manufacturers can reduce emulsifier quantities and increase shelf life.

www.emul-green.com

Evolved By Nature  

Evolved By Nature

Our proprietary active Silk™ technology is base on pure, natural silk in liquid form, and is manufactured using water, salt and natural oil from cocoons that are by-products of the textile industry.

www.evolvedbynature.com

     
   

Genecis Bioindustries Inc.

Genecis Bioindustries is a bio-cleantech company that reprograms bacteria to make premium materials from low-value organic waste. With the syn-bio technology platform, Genecis is able to produce biodegradable polymers that can be used to make thermo-resistant packaging, compostable coffee pods and 3D printing filaments, while eliminating the use of fossil fuels in plastics production.

www.genecis.co  

     

 

Green Biologics

Green Biologics is a renewable specialty chemicals company focused on producing high performance green chemicals used in myriad consumer and industrial formulated products.

www.greenbiologics.com

     
 Innoverda  

Innoverda

From Innovation to Implementation: Innoverda develops Green Chemistry Processes for Industry involving Organic Synthesis in Water, Flow and Electrochemistry

www.innoverda.com

     
 

Iron Shell

Iron Shell LLC builds on its patented iron-based chemistry to develop carbon-negative materials with improved performance for the construction and energy markets. Applications for our petroleum-free organo-metallic composites are being explored in roofing and wall systems, sealants, coatings, and renewable energy generation and storage.

     

 

Kalion

Kalion provides access to high purity glucaric acid from renewable resources for a wide range of applications.

www.kalioninc.com

     
   

Magnomer

Magnomer is a materials driven solution to the problem of low bottle recyclability. Magnomer’s magnetizable coatings are a design tool for brands and plastic packaging manufacturers to enable cost-effective and scalable recyclability feature to their packaging design without supply chain disruptions.

www.magnomer.com

     

 

Mango Materials

Mango Materials produces affordable, biodegradable materials from the greenhouse gas, methane.

mangomaterials.com

     
Material Alchemy  

Material Alchemy

Translating Science into Commercial Products that use Sustainable Materials

www.material-alchemy.org

     
mobs  

mobius

We are developing a new family of compost- and soil-degradable plastics from lignin and other organic waste streams.

www.mobius.co

     
nature coatings  

Nature Coatings

Nature Coatings develops high performing black pigments from wood waste.

www.naturecoatings.net

     
 Novomer  

Novomer

Novomer is commercializing a family of high-performance, cost-competitive, environmentally-responsible polymers and chemicals based on a proprietary catalyst technology that utilizes bio-based raw materials.

www.novomer.com

     

 

P2 Science

P2 is a renewable specialty chemical company with proprietary process, product and applications technology.

www.p2science.com

     

 

Paxymer

Paxymer is a novel, green, halogen-free flame retardant system for polyolefin plastic designed for both environment and industry

www.paxymer.se

   

Performance BioFilaments Inc.

Performance BioFilaments Inc. is focused on the commercialization of Nanofibrillated Cellulose, which is a new biomaterial produced from renewable forestry feedstocks. PBI has demonstrated significant benefits of this material in key target markets, such as concrete & mortars, industrial fluids, nonwovens, and polymers.

www.performancebiofilaments.com

     
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Poly6

Poly6, formed out of MIT, is commercializing biomimetic stimuli-responsive polymers that are bio-based and non-toxic with unique performance advantages.

www.poly6.com

     
Pyran  

Pyran

Pyran makes bio-based 1,5-pentanediol - a key chemical for the coatings industry - at 2x lower prices than oil-based alternatives.

pyranco.com

     

 remooble

 

remooble

Ink, Adhesive and Coating removers that are safe, easy to use and fast.

www.remooble.com

     

 

Resinate Materials Group

Resinate® is committed to pioneering the use of recycled content to create high-performance polyol solutions.

www.resinateinc.com

     
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Sironix Renewables

Sironix Renewables produces bio-renewable surfactants for a broad range of markets with a commitment to environmental stewardship, safety, and performance.

www.sironixrenewables.com

     
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Tethis, Inc.

Tethis designs and manufactures bio-based polymers for the diaper and other industries.

www.tethis.com

     
   

Visolis, Inc.

 Visolis aims to displace petrochemicals with carbon negative materials by combining the best features of synthetic biology with chemical catalysis. Our platform molecules are produced from a variety of biomass feedstocks and create drop in replacements in industries like cosmetics, industrial solvents and plastics.

www.visolisbio.com

     
   

VivaVax Inc.

 VivaVax Inc is an advanced materials & biotech company focused on protecting sensitive products during transportation and storage. Our external glass coating technology for the pharmaceutical, biotech, and beverage industries achieves the purposes of thermal insulation and glass strength without having to change the composition of the glass itself or come into contact with the product inside.

www.VivaVax.org

     
xf technologies   

xF Technologies

Renewable, Non-Toxic Chemical Company

www.xftechnologies.com