GAIA provide biodegradable solutions advances progress for the future.
GAIA develop and produces biodegradable biomaterials for a wide variety of applications . Our vast know-how and experience within the production industry have led us to find new solutions to improve and broaden the use of biomaterial.
Who We Are
GAIA is a young company with great experience. Thanks to our long and successful background from the food packaging industry we are experts to find biodegradable solutions for every need. The vision is to replace current fossil based plastics with a renewable and compostable alternative without sacrificing quality. Our first success story was a pouch for the Scandinavian waste industry. Our second, an apron made in-house for Swedish hospitals.
Today we offer biomaterials in different qualities such as; film blowing, injection molding, sheet extrusion, and bottle blowing. We co-operate with big global companies to make sure we can serve a global demand on sustainable biodegradable product solutions.
Biodolomer® for Life
In June 2016, Gaia BioMaterials AB, in a joint partnership with NSR and Båstad Kommun, received EU funds from the LIFE programme for a 30 MSEK project in order to show how fossile-based and energy intensive plastics and packaging materials can be replaced by Gaia BioMaterials renewable and biodegradable biomaterial Biodolomer® The project will show how Biodolomer® material can be produced and will be validated through four different commercial reference products to control for the feasibility of undertaking it for the European plastic and packaging industry as a whole. Biodolomer® is unique in its concept as it exhibits all of the following qualities:
- Convertable to to bioenergy
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2021 - International Projects
GAIA received funding for two international projects during 2021: A UK-Aid sponsored project to fight the problems with so called “ghost nets” in South Africa and A EU-Horizon project named SISTERS together with 18 European partners to reduce the world’s food waste.
2021 - IVICT distribution agreement
GAIA enters into a global sales network cooperation with IVICT Group, part of Mitsubishi Corporation.
2020 - Latour invests in GAIA
AB Latour (publ) invests in GAIA as a minority shareholder through it’s subsidiary Latour Future Solutions AB.
2019 - New production plant
Having outgrown its previous production plant, GAIA relocates its production to a new facility, 3 times the size of the old plant, and with additional space available. The new production plant secures the company’s expansion for several years to come.
2016 - Biodolomer for LIFE
GAIA received funding from EU:s LIFE programme for a 30 MSEK project in order to show how fossile-based and energy intensive plastics and packaging materials can be replaced by Gaia BioMaterials renewable and biodegradable biomaterial Biodolomer®
2015 - GAIA BioMaterials AB
GAIA BioMaterials AB is formed, dedicated to exploring the commercial potential of the intellectual property developed during the early GAIA years.
2011 - GAIA
GAIA is started as an R&D venture with the vision is to replace fossil based plastics with state-of-art renewable and biodegradable biomaterials.
1996 - Ecolean AB
Åke Rosén founded Ecolean and continued developing mineral filled plastics. Dr Hans Rausing invested in the company in 2001. Ecolean got its first success on the Asian market with packages for the liquid food industry. Åke left Ecolean in 2004. Today, Ecolean has 260 employees and are commercially active in 30 countries.
1987 - Filltech AB
Filltech was founded by Åke Rosén and later became part the Tetra Pak group. Filltech focused on mineral filled polyolefine products for compound, film, and sheet. In 1998 Filltech merged with RKW Sweden. RKW Sweden is now a market leader in mineral filled film.
1977 - Masterplast
At a small plant outside Helsingborg, Sweden, the first tests of mineral filled plastics was made by Åke Rosén. Master Plast made a line of products for several industries, the largest being the motor industry.