KANEKA Biodegradable Polymer Green Planet™(PHBH) is produced by a microorganism biosynthesis process, in which plant oils are used as a primary raw material. PHBH shows biodegradable properties in soil and in sea water and it will be eventually degraded into CO2 and H2O through the digestive process of micro-organisms existing in the environment.

It can be used for various plastic applications, such as straws, shopping bags, cutlery and food packaging and therefore contributes to the achievement of eco-friendly environment.

  • Kaneka Takasago factory has been producing PHBH since 2011. The pilot production, has a capacity of 5,000 MT/y.
  • PHBH are listed in “positive list” of food contact approval in Japan, Europe (EU), USA and other countries regulations.

< Japan >
Listed in the positive list of Ministry of Heath, Labor and Welfare (No. 57-1)
Listed in the positive list of Japan Hygienic Olefin and Styrene Plastics Association (PL No. 2-52)

< Europe (EU) >
Listed in the positive list of Commission Regulation (EU) No. 10/2011 (FCM No. 1059)

< USA >
Listed in the inventory of Food Contact Substance Notification with US-FDA (FCN No. 1835)

  • PHBH obtained biobased, biodegradable and compostable certifications including the "OK Biodegradable Marine".
Japan Europe U.S.
Biodegradable Compost

  • Other certification (ISO 9001 and RSPO)

ISO9001 (Quality)

ISO9001 (Quality)

We obtained ISO 9001 for providing a better quality of service.

RSPO (Raw Materials)

RSPO (Raw Materials)

Check our progress at www.rspo.org

We obtained RSPO Supply Chain Certification as a part of our activities for sustainable sourcing of raw materials.

Check our progress at www.rspo.org

Please contact us for the most recent information of certification on our products.

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KANEKA Biodegradable Polymer Green Planet™

Straw, shopping bag, cutlery, food packaging, etc.


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Biodegradable polymer
(KANEKA Biodegradable Polymer Green Planet™)

*We changed our product name to "KANEKA biodegradable Polymer Green Planet™" from the former" KANEKA biodegradable Polymer PHBH".