Paques Biomaterials

Biomaterials made by nature

Paques Biomaterials produces Caleyda: a natural alternative to plastic, with all its advantages but without its disadvantages.

Our vision: A civilisation in symbiosis with nature.

Since the industrial revolution mankind has exploited nature without taking the ecosystem boundaries into account. Although this has brought us incredible wealth, over time this has brought us further and further away from a planetary equilibrium. This is not sustainable.

At Paques Biomaterials we believe that prosperity and sustainability can go hand in hand. Our biomaterials are naturally produced using renewable resources. In harmony with nature.

Microplastics pollution

Human society is addicted to plastics, consuming millions of tons per year. Plastic’s use brough prosperity due to its great mechanical and barrier properties. However, its leakage to the environment leads to accumulation of microplastics, which can nowadays be found in every corner of Earth and in most living beings, including ourselves! Its concerning effects in the environment and living organisms are now coming to light, making it urgent to tackle the microplastics pollution from growing further.

Paques Biomaterials provides a solution to microplastics

We produce Caleyda, a natural material replacement for plastic, with the major benefit of being fully biodegradable in all Earth environments. Caleyda consists of PHA polymers produced by natural microbes that can be used in a wide variety of applications. These polymers offer better end of life options compared to other plastics, always preventing  accumulation of microplastics in the environment.

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Planet in the news: Biotech Campus Delft: straks broedplaats voor 5.000 mensen

Vorige week berichtte dsm-firmenich dat de Gistfabriek in Delft eind 2025 gaat sluiten. Naast het begrijpelijk sentiment en de weemoed daarover: Er gloort ook iets nieuws op het terrein van de oude arbeidersfabriek langs de Schie. Hier ontwikkelt zich een ultramodern innovatiecentrum op het gebied van biotechnologie. Daarachter schuilt een bedrijfsfilosofie, die met haar streven naar duurzaam gemaakte producten opmerkelijke overeenkomsten vertoont met de oude maatschappelijke idealen van Gistfabriek-oprichters Jacques en Agneta van Marken-Matthes. 


Vacature | Ondernemende labmanager

Planet, dé innovatiehub voor industriële biotechnologie, zoekt een ondernemende labmanager om ons team te versterken!


2024 dsm-firmenich Kickstart Prize

On the 12th of April, ExCulture won the dsm-firmenich Kickstart Prize, worth €50,000. The prize will help them to further develop their concept of mixed culture production of heparin. The Kickstart Prize is part of a larger grant provided by dsm-firmenich, that aims to support the collaboration between the TU Delft and dsm-firmenich, with a particular goal to support the growth of the innovation ecosystem at the Biotech Campus Delft. Planet, the organisation that manages this ecosystem, is responsible for the identification of value-adding initiatives that can make the best use of the grant.