MakeGrowLab (MGL) is a biotech company specializing in the large-scale growth of compostable and plastic-free materials without the need for deforestation or petroleum-based additives.
Our core technology is Scoby Packaging Materials® (SPM), a high-performance nano-fiber grown from microbes through the upcycling of local unwanted food/beverages.
SPM® suspension is a perfect additive for the paper and pulp sector. It can be used as a multifunctional additive to improve strength or barrier properties in various existing materials without changing the manufacturing process.
It is also a great alternative to fossil-fuel-based additives in cosmetics and other commonly used chemicals.
Are you searching for eco-conscious films?
We offer durable, renewable, and plastic-free films for a variety of sectors. Our food contact approved materials offer great barrier and strength properties. The insolubility and impermeability of our technology makes them great alternatives to plastic-coated paper and plastic foils.
And beyond ...
SPM technology is >600 times more efficient than growing cellulose from trees.
MGL's materials can be processed on existing material & packaging production lines.
MGL's nanocellulose is characterized by high purity, high aspect ratio, active groups, and more.
We do not use any chemicals or harmful additives to our process.
MGL technology uses a variety of plant-based waste feedstock.
SPM Cellulose fibers can be recycled with existing paper streams.
Made from Biowaste
The project has received funding from the European Union’s program under grant title: ,,Rozwinięcie potencjału rynkowego technologii wzrostumateriałów i surowców SCOBY w regionie Polski Wschodniej."Program Operacyjny Polska Wschodnia 2014 -2020Poddziałanie 1.1.2 Rozwój startupów w Polsce Wschodniej Projekt nr POPW.01.01.02-06-00004/20