How Coffee-based Polypropylene Works
Fossil fuels are marvels of carbon storage, capable of locking carbon away for millions of years, while the carbon stored within the atmosphere is relatively short-lived. As a result, our reliance on fossil fuels has significantly disrupted the delicate balance of the carbon cycle.
By harnessing the power of biomass, coffee grounds, AirX is able to create sustainable materials that don't contribute to this disruption. Coffee plants absorb CO2 through photosynthesis and store it within their structures, including the precious coffee bean and grounds. By repurposing coffee grounds as a feedstock for Coffee-based Polypropylene, we can ensure that previously absorbed carbon is kept from re-entering the atmosphere and stored for the entire life of the product. And with proper recycling, this carbon fixation can be extended even further.
AirX upcycles coffee grounds as our primary feedstock, with a strong emphasis on sustainable collection and logistics. By using non-food, second-generation plant-based feedstocks, we avoid any competition with food production, resulting in a triple-win scenario for businesses, consumers, and the environment.
AirX converts the entire spectrum of carbon isotopes (-14, -12, -13) found in coffee grounds into Coffee-based Polypropylene through a mixing process with recycled plastic, resulting in almost zero carbon loss. By sequestering carbon, our materials are not just sustainable but also restorative.
Our primary output is the highly versatile Coffee-based Polypropylene, and we also produce bio-composites using various sources such as sugarcane bagasse, bamboo, and coconut shell mixed with recycled plastic types, including recycled LDPE and HDPE… All have a net-zero carbon footprint. Our dedicated team of skilled researchers and producers strives to develop superior quality, sustainable materials tailored to meet the specific needs of our business clients.
Our innovative Coffee-based Polypropylene applications have already made an impact in over 50 countries, thanks to our collaborations with global clients such as Nestlé, Paula's Choice, Uniqlo, Roche, and Intercontinental Hotel Group... With our continued expansion into various industries, including Automotive, Construction, Packaging, Specialty Chemicals, and Textiles, the possibilities for our sustainable materials are endless. Join us on this exciting journey towards a more sustainable future.