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UBQ™ thermoplastic material

A biobased thermoplastic made from 100% unsorted landfill-destined waste that can replace oil-based resins

August 2019
August 2022
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01.

Identification

UBQ Materials transforms unsorted household waste, including all organics such as food leftovers, cardboard packaging, garden trimmings alongside mixed plastics and even dirty diapers, into the most climate-positive thermoplastic material on the market – the UBQ™ material. UBQ™ is a drop-in material that can be used by existing manufacturers to replace oil-based plastics to create products with a reduced or even negative carbon footprint, without compromising profitability. By using the UBQ™ material, manufacturers are diverting waste from landfills, preserving natural resources, and preventing methane emissions. Possible applications expand across many different industries, from logistics, furniture and retail to automotive, construction and even 3D printing. Every ton of UBQ™ prevents 11.7 tons of CO2eq from polluting the environment, leading LCA auditors Quantis to designate UBQ™ as ‘ The Most Climate Positive Thermoplastic Material on the Market’

Label Date August 2022
From Israel
Maturity stage Medium and large scale commercialization
Looking For Network, New clients, Visibility, Partners

Sectors - Value chain - Application

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Applications
Design, Power & Produce
Package & Distribute
Valorize & Restore
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The environmental benefits

  • The UBQ conversion process uses zero water and creates zero effluents
  • 1 kg of UBQ™ material replaces 1 kg of oil-based plastics, such as PP and PE
  • Every ton of UBQ™ diverts 1.34 tons of landfill waste
  • Every ton of UBQ™ prevents 11.7 tons of CO2eq (GWP20) from polluting the environment. In GWP100, the amount prevented is 4.4 tons of CO2eq
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The Financial benefits

  • Price is competitive with traditional resins on the market, keeping the final product price tag the same when compared to products made with oil-based polymers
  • From 2017 to 2022, oil-based resin prices have increased by an annual average of 5.7%. With waste as a feedstock, UBQ provides long-term fixed prices regardless of market volatility
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Company Profile

UBQ Materials

Advanced Waste Conversion Technology & Sustainable Materials Company

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Headquarters Derech Menachem Begin 156, Tel Aviv-Yafo, Israel
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The information set out above, is solely for the purposes of information and the Solar Impulse Foundation does not provide any guarantee as to its authenticity, completeness or accuracy. This information does not constitute investment advice or a recommendation to buy into, transact or to enter into any agreement with any of the parties or persons mentioned above. Potential investors or interested parties are solely responsible for their investment or business decisions and for performing any due diligence required by the circumstances.