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Our Patented Innovative Technology

At Naturbeads, our integrated technological solutions help industry leading companies and individuals with a cost effective, fully biodegradable and sustainable alternative to microplastics. Our manufacturing technology has a wide range of features and flexibility, created to cater to our clients' needs. Naturbeads is continually building on its technology, tailoring our process to clients' demand. Interested in knowing more?

Partnership Focus

Licensing solutions: Innovation is at the heart of Naturbeads’ strategy of creating a portfolio of cellulose-based solutions. Our goal is to accelerate the deployment of our biodegradable beads to displace plastic microbeads via direct manufacturing and licensing solutions. We seek smart ways of cooperating with our clients to build a better tomorrow for everyone, everywhere, as quickly as possible. Our mission is to share with our clients our experience and intellectual property in beads manufacturing to quickly expand the volumes of manufactured Naturbeads. Naturbeads is continually building on its technology, tailoring our process to clients' demand. Interested in knowing more? 

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Plastic microbeads represent a market of $6.8Bn in 2022. They provide key functions in a wide range of applications, but their use is already limited in some applications, with prospects of full bans from all applications being considered by the EU, China and other countries. Naturbeads can replace plastic microbeads, matching their function while being fully biodegradable.


Plastic microbeads are used in cosmetics as sensory agents, opacifiers, film formers, rheology modifiers. Alternatives such as nut shells, sand or salts cannot perform most of these functions. Naturbeads, with their spherical form, high stability and narrow size distribution can match these functions, while being fully biodegradable.

Cosmetic Products

Life Science

Plastic microbeads are extensively used in life science, from in vitro cell substrates to enzyme carriers, for a variety of applications, from enzyme catalysis to biopharma. Naturbeads, available in a wide size range and with a biocompatible surface can match the performance of plastic microbeads, while being fully biodegradable.

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Paints & Coatings

Microplastics are added to paints & coating to increase solid content and reduce VOC, improve paint application and thixotropy, allow thicker layers, and provide dried paint properties like elasticity and scratch resistance. Naturbeads, with their spherical form, controlled roughness and porosity can match these functions, while being fully biodegradable.

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Microbeads are  used in the industrial sector, from separators in glass manufacturing to prevent adhesion between sheets, to drilling additives in fracking fluids. Naturbeads can be customised to match different characteristics, from hardness to porosity to surface chemistry, while maintaining their biodegradability.

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