Company Profile


Novamont is an Italian company, international leader in the bioplastics sector and in the development of biochemicals

Through a new sustainable development model, we promote the transition from a product economy to a system economy, relying on the valorization of local areas and on products that can redesign entire application sectors, reducing the costs of environmental and social externalities.

Our industrial company’s roots lie in the Montedison School of Materials Science where, over thirty years ago, some researchers started to develop an ambitious project to integrate chemistry, the environment and agriculture: the "Living chemistry for quality of life".

Today we are a group with four production sites, two research centers, sales offices in Germany, France and the United States and a representative office in Brussels (Belgium). Our suppliers’ network operate in over twenty-five countries.

Over the years we have developed 5 proprietary technologies first in the world and around 1,800 patents and patent applications. We invest 5% of our turnover in research activities and 22% of our people is dedicated to research, development and innovation.

 

OUR COMMITMENT

We develop bioplastics and bio-based products that, thanks to their biodegradability in different environments, can contribute to the protection of ecosystems and natural capital.
Our innovations are the result of a circular bioeconomy model that we bring forward since our origins. This model is based on the reconversion of decommissioned or no longer competitive industrial sites, on an agricultural value chain integrated in the local area and not in competition with food production and on products designed to solve specific environmental concerns, closely related to soil and water quality.
 

THE NOVAMONT MODEL AND THE PROTECTION OF ECOSYSTEMS

We design our products in order to protect and restore precious natural resources which are two strictly connected: soil and water.

Our compostable bioplastics help to divert organic waste from landfills, allowing its transformation into compost, a soil improver and a valuable tool to arrest its degradation. Bioplastics biodegradable in soil are instead suitable for those applications with a high risk of dispersion in the environment.

Also our biodegradable cosmetic ingredients and our biolubricants and bioherbicides are designed for those applications where dispersion in the environment is almost certain. In all these sectors biodegradability represents a possible solution to drastically reduce soils and waters pollution.
 

OUR COMMITMENT TO SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT

For greater economic, environmental and social justice, we measure our activities taking into account the 17 Sustainable Development Goals, the most ambitious global action program ever adopted by the international community.