We want to empower industries to achieve their sustainability goals
We are here to simplify & accelerate the shift towards sustainable plastic
Biofiber Tech exists to reduce the global carbon footprint by creating nature-based materials for decarbonisation of everyday products. We have a unique possibility to do so by offering our customers and collaborators our first product, FibraQ, an sustainably grown alternative to fossil based plastic, an alternative made from Nordic pine. It can be used without sacrificing some of the key factors that are the benefit in production of conventional plastics, such as production in large volume, flowability and customisability, things that often is missing with other sustainable material producers today. This is why our solution has truly global potential, one that can make a real impact on the environment.
We currently have patents in Sweden, United States and in Chile, with applications for many other countries pending.
We want to inspire the plastic industry to make what was impossible yesterday, reality tomorrow!
Our approach is to always help our customers and partners find the solution that is right for them, and what we learn along the way leads to improvements in our offerings and is shared with new customers. We believe that in order to reduce the carbon footprint, we need to work together and collaborate, which we are all about!
"This is one of the companies that can provide very large and rapid CO2 reduction before 2030 because the technology can easily be integrated into existing processes and raw material flows - both from the forest industry and the plastics industry - without major investments,"
– Karin Ebbinghaus, Investment Manager at Almi Invest's GreenTech fund.
A young company with an open and dynamic approach
Our company is based on a deep understanding of plastic production and the wood fiber and its application in plastic composites. Our founder Eric Zhang, started the company to create a better alternative to already existing materials solutions for replacing plastic. One which would check the boxes that he found was lacking in the alternatives and that is needed to make a real impact on the plastic industry as well as the environment.
After his Ph.D. studies at the Royal Institute of Technology of Sweden and a long career in the Swedish paper and forestry industry, Biofiber Tech founder Dr. Eric Zhang returned to this native China and was shocked by the prevalence of plastic pollution. Based on his expertise, experience from Scandinavia and his strong drive for change, he decided to develop a way in which he could contribute to a cleaner plastic industry.
Five years later, the result was our now patented FibraQ. With its high functionality in plastic composites, FibraQ offers the possibility to replace more than half of the plastic used in products with biomaterial.
Curious to know more about the story behind the company? Read this article by Invest Stockholm link
"We have looked at several companies in the field of plastic replacement, but Biofiber's technology with treated wood fibers is the one we see has the potential to scale up and deliver large volumes. To be able to make a big impact on an international scale in the sustainable plastic industry, a reliable large volume source with a competitive price is of utter most importance"
– Fredrik Gottfridsson, Jellyfish Invest
Meet our team
We are a diversified team in terms of age, gender, nationality and background – all with a shared vision and passion for doing good to our planet through technological innovation.The people who work hard to change the plastic industry are:
Founder and CEO, Ph.D.
Product development engineer
Director - End Use Development
Regional Manager - Asia
Process Development, Ph.D.
Director - Material Development
and Application, Ph.D.
Strategic Sales and Business Development
We are located at Norrsken & KTH Green House labs
We are proud to be a part of Norrsken House in Stockholm: the biggest hub for impact entrepreneurs in Europe. It’s a 2400m² creative cluster for over 400 people determined to accomplish change.
Our laboratoy is located in KTH Greenhouse Labs, a space for chemistry-enabled startups to develop and grow their business close to the expertise and analytical instrumentation available at KTH School of Chemistry, Biotechnology and Health.
Birger Jarlsgatan 57 C
SE-113 56 Stockholm, Sweden