Member - UBQ Materials

Advanced Waste Conversion Technology & Sustainable Materials Company

Type Company
Founded 2012
Company Size 33
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Founders Jack (Tato) Bigio, Yehuda Pearl, Christopher Sveen, & Rany Lev
Headquarters Derech Menachem Begin 156, Tel Aviv-Yafo, Israel
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UBQ Materials


UBQ has developed an advanced waste conversion technology to produce sustainable bio-based materials as a substitute to conventional oil-based plastics. The breakthrough is within valorizing all food waste and organics, from banana peels to chicken bones, as well as other typically unrecycled materials, like dirty plastics or packaging, all present in the everyday waste we produce today – simply by living. Our closed-loop process effectively reduces this residual household waste into many of its more basic natural components. Where, at an almost molecular level, these natural components reconstitute themselves and bind together to form a new homogeneous composite with thermoplastic properties. UBQ Materials upcycles composites which are sustainable, recyclable, and competitively priced for the marketplace today. They can be used to substitute conventional plastics within existing manufacturing systems without additional adaptation costs to make everyday familiar products industry produces today – just more sustainably, with a reduced carbon footprint. From Injection to compression molding through to extrusion, the UBQ™ material has been tested and proven to be compatible with PP, PE, PLA, and PVC. UBQ strategically positions its solution towards the end of the waste hierarchy. By doing so, we ensure that all recyclable materials are, in fact, recycled appropriately to maintain their inherent resource value. UBQ then diverts the waste ‘no one wants’ from landfills, and possible illegal dumping, giving it value again. Our robust modular system can be adapted to virtually any scale addressing both micro / local needs through to state and even national levels depending on waste generation and material off take demand. As an innovative materials company, we seek to be part of the coalition that provides the missing link between waste disposal and new product manufacturing. Converting “waste” into commercially viable, valuable, and safe materials will allow industry to source and re-use wasted materials already in circulation rather than continue extracting our finite natural resources. UBQ does have the potential to address the grossly underestimated impact of waste and growing need/demand for sustainable bio-based materials.
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Headquarters Derech Menachem Begin 156, Tel Aviv-Yafo, Israel

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The Sustainable Development Goals are a call to action to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure peace and prosperity everywhere.
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