1 December 2023

The Middle East’s first PLA biopolymer manufacturer

Gulf Biopolymers Industries (GBI) plan to manufacture the highest quality Polylactic Acid (PLA) biopolymers at their plants in the UAE, supplying customers throughout the Middle East, Turkey and India.

In particular, GBI are experts in the manufacture of PLA biopolymers for consumer packaging, textiles and other industrial sectors. GBI’s PLA biopolymers are 100% renewable, 100% biodegradable and directly relevant to the goals of a circular economy. With such credentials and ambitions, GBI provide the perfect case study of the sort of business that Start Green, a not-for-profit initiative set up by London design agency Start Design Group, was set up to support.

Partnering GBI during their early stages of development, including updating their brand positioning, visual language and rebooting their website, social media and other marketing tools, Start Green empowered GBI to support their clients’ environmental agendas through understanding the regulatory landscapes they operate in, and providing consultancy and thought leadership in areas such as recycling and advanced biopolymer technology.