Timeplast

The plastic that completely disintegrates itself in 60 hours.

Timeplast

The plastic that completely disintegrates itself in 60 hours.

Longwood, FL
Engineering
Environment
Timeplast is a techno-organic material that dissolves in 60 hours after being discarded in water with the potential to replace almost all types of fossil-based conventional plastics, paper, metal and even glass applications while being ASTM certified for complete dissolution, not in weeks, months or years, but hours. Currently wrapping up 15 years of R&D and prototyping, Timeplast has assembled an experienced leadership team and has been awarded 4 patents and a global supply chain.

$259,537

raised
374
Investors
$40M
Valuation
$1.00
Price per Share
$100.00
Min. Investment
Common
Shares Offered
Equity
Offering Type
$1.07M
Offering Max
Reg CF
Offering

$259,537

raised
374
Investors
$40M
Valuation
$1.00
Price per Share
$100.00
Min. Investment
Common
Shares Offered
Equity
Offering Type
$1.07M
Offering Max
Reg CF
Offering

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Members get an extra 10% shares in addition to rewards below!

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$100+
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$500+
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$500+
Join our owner’s group, “The Deplastifcators” & receive exclusive communications with the founding team & updates w/ our technology. Be displayed in a Timeplast website tab coined “The wall of deplastificators” a historical piece of info.
$1,000+
Investment
$1,000+
Inclusion in “The Deplasticators” owner’s group Video conference tour of Timeplast laboratory and talk with the founder
$2,500+
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$2,500+
5% Bonus Shares Inclusion in “The Deplasticators” owner’s group Be invited to an in-person meeting in Orlando, Florida or a join via video conference of the Timeplast laboratory and talk with the founder
$5,000+
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$5,000+
10% Bonus Shares Inclusion in “The Deplasticators” owner’s group Be invited to an in-person meeting in Orlando, Florida or a join via video conference of the Timeplast laboratory and talk with the founder Be a part of a short film for posterity.
$20,000+
Investment
$20,000+
15% Bonus Shares Inclusion in “The Deplasticators” owner’s group Be invited to an in-person meeting in Orlando Be invited to quarterly strategy sessions with our decision-making team Be a part of a short film for posterity.

Reasons to Invest


  • Leading innovation and strong team: We have developed what we believe to be a first-of-its-kind technology that allows the creation of techno-organic materials. Our technology is patented from several angles, with professional and accredited leadership including partners and teams all over the world trained and ready to launch a global plastic substitution campaign.
  • Technology, Market size and openness: We believe more and more companies are pledging to go 100% plastic-free in the near future. Timeplast is proposing a solution that could become the substitution for conventional plastics with a series of materials that actually disappear in hours, and that can be used in a variety of forms replacing almost any other conventional plastic for rigid and flexible applications. Concomitantly, it can also potentially substitute many metal, glass, and paper applications.
  • Redefining environmentalism: We think Timeplast’s environmental quality transcends current sustainable standards, given that Timeplast is planet neutral, tapping into the highest standard of water solubility. It does not require soil bacteria, oxygen, or heat to disintegrate, only liquid water, as Nature intended..







OVERVIEW


Solving the plastic problem

 *The above is a picture taken of our prototype material. Product is currently under development and is not yet available on the market.


Timeplast proposes what we think is a new chemical technology, capable of building bio-based materials ready to replace plastics, comprised mostly of materials made from alcohol sourced from chemically organic waste, which only requires water to disintegrate. We feel the price point is competitive, and mass-production volumes are scalable. Materials have the potential to replace not only conventional plastics, but also metals, glass, and paper applications. Our materials can be thermoformed, blown, extruded, and injected.


*The above is a picture taken of our prototype material. Product is currently under development and is not yet available on the market.




THE PROBLEM


Microplastics are accumulating in our oceans

The plastic industry is currently valued at  $593B, which is higher than the Social Media Ad Spend and Smartphones markets combined (sourcesource)


*The above is a picture taken of our prototype material. Product is currently under development and is not yet available on the market.


Plastic is everywhere in daily life from packing styrofoam to injection molding. These plastics and microplastics are accumulating in the environment, regardless if they’re labeled as 100% recycled, biodegradable or biobased, especially our oceans. Most current plastics on the market can’t dissolve in the ocean (source). Not to mention, the Food Safety Standards that overlook microplastics, which have been linked to health issues for marine life and humans (source). We think protecting oceans, rivers and overall Earth’s water has to be our number one priority as a civilization.

 

(source, source, source, source, source)


THE SOLUTION


Restoring the balance with a bio-based material that mimics plastic

Timeplast is a material with 15 years of R&D that has the potential to replace fossil-based plastics. The material can be incredibly versatile and comes in 3 raw forms ready for industry’s adaptation: crystals, small, and large pellets. 


*The above is a picture taken of our prototype material. Product is currently under development and is not yet available on the market.


These can be used for various applications including packaging and construction. Mimicking the weight and feel of plastic, Timeplast can be used as a conventional plastic for rigid applications or for light-weight applications.


Timeplast is working toward plastics use that is in balance with our planet. Timeplast taps into water, the universal solvent, to fully disintegrate in water in 60 hours. Its water solubility has been ASTM-independently certified.



Team Strength

Manuel Rendon, CEO of Timeplast, won the Best Practices Award when working for PepsiCo and was awarded a National Interest Green Card by the USCIS.  Also, Timeplast has a team of professionals and partners all over the world ready to deploy a plastic-substitution campaign.


*The above is a picture taken of our prototype material. Product is currently under development and is not yet available on the market.


Behind the scenes

The Timeplast product is made primarily by third-party manufacturers that specialize in chemical and bio-based materials. However, Timeplast has the goal of self-producing the final product. In our current business model, the raw materials are shipped to a compounder with our proprietary and polymerization-inducing wax to create the final masterbatch product. For the final polymerization where the material is actually created, we double-use our customers’ manufacturing systems as polymerization reactors to perform this energy-intense task, which can reduce costs and CFP, making Timeplast cheaper than the bio-based plastics, metals, glasses, and papers on the market, and with a lower holistic footprint.


*The above is a picture taken of our prototype material. Product is currently under development and is not yet available on the market.



THE MARKET


Disrupting a market projected to hit $440B 


The alternative packaging market is expected to reach $441B by 2028, but we believe Timeplast is one of the only materials that is water soluble and designed for rigid applications. Timeplast has a high polymerization level, creating the strength needed for applications where a thicker plastic material would be used. We believe we have the ability to make a plastic-like product that has the ability to fully break down and dissolve. In the future, we anticipate that Timeplast could also be a substitute for cardboard, glass, or metal applications. 


*The above is a picture taken of our prototype material. Product is currently under development and is not yet available on the market.


Alternative materials being used to replace plastic packaging include food sources like corn, alternative forest-produced products like bamboo, and conventional ultra-high CFP materials like stainless steel. However, these materials don’t have the flexibility nor the versatility of plastic for all necessary applications, and more importantly, they don’t fully disintegrate in water after use (source). There are a few plastic alternatives on the market today with water solubility, however, we feel they are limited to thin plastic or film applications. We believe what makes Timeplast unique is the ability to work on rigid and thick applications, which count for most of the uses in the market, all of this while retaining water solubility, and is cheaper to produce than all bio-based plastics on the market today.


OUR TRACTION 


Patented technology that’s built for the planet 

Our technology comprises 4 key blocks of neo-chemistry pathways, we have 1 patent granted for each of the key blocks, which are also covered by the Patent Cooperation Treaty in over 150 countries. Each key block has been proven successful after multiple rounds of testing, and studies have been 100% made by independent laboratories such as Eurofins Labs, Peak Experts Labs, and Avomeen Analytical services, now called Element, with samples manufactured by R&D partners such as Nestle Global, Riverdale Global and Nestle Waters of North America.  


Riverdale Global successfully made a solid injected piece that mimics plastic with the Timeplast material, which is what we believe to be the first-ever water-soluble rigid piece made by injection molding in conventional plastic manufacturing equipment. Here’s a picture:


*The above is a picture taken of our prototype material. Product is currently under development and is not yet available on the market.





WHY INVEST


Let’s restore the chemical balance of our planet


Our planet’s surface is primarily water, so we feel it’s time to design materials with water solubility in mind. We believe Timeplast is ready to disrupt the plastic industry with what we believe is a new material that is planet-friendly at all stages of the product life cycle, from product manufacturing to the consumer’s end-use. Help us restore the balance in our planet by investing in Timeplast, a material that can replace single-use plastics and much more. 



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Offering Summary


Company

:

Timeplast, Inc.

Corporate Address

:

1844 Longwood Lake Mary Road, Longwood, FL 32750

Offering Minimum

:

$10,000.00

Offering Maximum

:

$1,070,000.00

Minimum Investment Amount

(per investor)

:

$100.00











Terms


Offering Type

:

Equity

Security Name

:

Common Stock

Minimum Number of Shares Offered

:

10,000

Maximum Number of Shares Offered

:

1,070,000

Price per Share

:

$1.00

Pre-Money Valuation

:

$40,000,000.00











*Maximum number of shares offered subject to adjustment for bonus shares. See Bonus info below.

Voting Rights of Securities Sold in this Offering 

Voting Proxy. Each Subscriber shall appoint the Chief Executive Officer of the Company (the “CEO”), or his or her successor, as the Subscriber’s true and lawful proxy and attorney, with the power to act alone and with full power of substitution, to, consistent with this instrument and on behalf of the Subscriber, (i) vote all Securities, (ii) give and receive notices and communications, (iii) execute any instrument or document that the CEO determines is necessary or appropriate in the exercise of its authority under this instrument, and (iv) take all actions necessary or appropriate in the judgment of the CEO for the accomplishment of the foregoing. The proxy and power granted by the Subscriber pursuant to this Section are coupled with an interest. Such proxy and power will be irrevocable. The proxy and power, so long as the Subscriber is an individual, will survive the death, incompetency and disability of the Subscriber and, so long as the Subscriber is an entity, will survive the merger or reorganization of the Subscriber or any other entity holding the Securities. However, the Proxy will terminate upon the closing of a firm-commitment underwritten public offering pursuant to an effective registration statement under the Securities Act of 1933 covering the offer and sale of Common Stock or the effectiveness of a registration statement under the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 covering the Common Stock. 

Investment Incentives & Bonuses*

Time-Based:

Friends and Family Early Birds

Invest within the first 48 hours and receive 20% bonus shares

 

Super Early Bird Bonus

Invest within the first week and receive 15% bonus shares

 

Early Bird Bonus

Invest within the first two weeks and receive an 10% bonus shares

 

Amount-Based:

$500+

Tier 1

Join our owner’s group, “The Deplastifcators” and receive exclusive communications with the founding team and continuous updates with our technology. Be displayed in a Timeplast website tab coined “The wall of deplastificators” a historical piece of information about those who made the first push to truly get rid of plastics 

 

$1,000+

Tier 2

Inclusion in “The Deplasticators” owner’s group

Video conference tour of Timeplast laboratory and talk with the founder 

 

$2,500+

Tier 3

5% Bonus Shares

Inclusion in “The Deplasticators” owner’s group

Be invited to an in-person meeting in Orlando, Florida or a join via video conference of the Timeplast laboratory and talk with the founder

 

$5,000+

Tier 4

10% Bonus Shares

Inclusion in “The Deplasticators” owner’s group

Be invited to an in-person meeting in Orlando, Florida or a join via video conference of the Timeplast laboratory and talk with the founder

Be a part of a short film for posterity.

 

$20,000+

Tier 5

15% Bonus Shares

Inclusion in “The Deplasticators” owner’s group

Be invited to an in-person meeting in Orlando, Florida or a join via video conference of the Timeplast laboratory and talk with the founder

Be invited to quarterly strategy sessions with our decision-making team

Be a part of a short film for posterity.


*All perks occur when offering is complete.



The 10% StartEngine Owners' Bonus

Timeplast, Inc. will offer 10% additional bonus shares for all investments that are committed by investors that are eligible for the StartEngine Crowdfunding Inc. OWNer's bonus.

This means eligible StartEngine shareholders will receive a 10% bonus for any shares they purchase in this offering. For example, if you buy 100 shares of Common Stock at $1.00 / share, you will receive 110 shares of Common Stock, meaning you'll own 110 shares of Common Stock for $100. Fractional shares will not be distributed and share bonuses will be determined by rounding down to the nearest whole share.

This 10% Bonus is only valid during the investor's eligibility period. Investors eligible for this bonus will also have priority if they are on a waitlist to invest and the company surpasses its maximum funding goal. They will have the first opportunity to invest should room in the offering become available if prior investments are canceled or fail.

Investors will receive the highest single bonus they are eligible for among the bonuses based on the amount invested and time of offering elapsed (if any). Eligible investors will also receive the Owner’s Bonus in addition to the aforementioned bonus.


Irregular Use of Proceeds

Example - The Company might incur Irregular Use of Proceeds that may include but are not limited to the following over $10,000: Vendor payments and salary made to one's self, a friend or relative; Any expense labeled "Administration Expenses" that is not strictly for administrative purposes; Any expense labeled "Travel and Entertainment"; Any expense that is for the purposes of inter-company debt or back payments.

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Most recent fiscal year-end:
Prior fiscal year-end:
Total Assets
$31,504.00 USD
$257,849.00 USD
Cash And Cash Equivalents
$31,504.00 USD
$257,849.00 USD
Accounts Receivable
$0.00 USD
$0.00 USD
Short Term Debt
$570,438.00 USD
$530,000.00 USD
Long Term Debt
$0.00 USD
$0.00 USD
Revenues And Sales
$14,945.00 USD
$0.00 USD
Costs Of Goods Sold
$1,881.00 USD
$0.00 USD
Taxes Paid
$0.00 USD
$0.00 USD
Net Income
-$343,664.00 USD
-$288,696.00 USD

Risks

A crowdfunding investment involves risk. You should not invest any funds in this offering unless you can afford to lose your entire investment. In making an investment decision, investors must rely on their own examination of the issuer and the terms of the offering, including the merits and risks involved. These securities have not been recommended or approved by any federal or state securities commission or regulatory authority. Furthermore, these authorities have not passed upon the accuracy or adequacy of this document. The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission does not pass upon the merits of any securities offered or the terms of the offering, nor does it pass upon the accuracy or completeness of any offering document or literature. These securities are offered under an exemption from registration; however, the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission has not made an independent determination that these securities are exempt from registration.


Updates

Infants could be ingesting one million microplastics each day

3 days ago

Dear all,

I wanted to share with you some of the latest news about plastic pollution, a seemingly sleeping problem that could seriously harm society.

Kettles and baby bottles shed microplastics, Dunzhu Li and other researchers, at Trinity College Dublin, reported last October in a paper published in Nature Food. "If parents prepare baby formula by shaking it up in hot water inside a plastic bottle, their infant might end up swallowing more than one million microplastic particles each day" the team calculated.

Timeplast materials' behave like sugar alcohol, molecular weight drops to zero due to full dissolution (ASTM certified by independent laboratory) which doesn’t mean it magically disappears but that it breaks down into natural occurring very low molecular weight molecules after dissolution, in other words; it leaves behind no microplastics given the fact that what’s left are Hydroxyl groups, which are compounds made of carbon and an OH radical (as in oxygen and hydrogen). These groups are ever present in biochemistry, they’re constantly present in oceanic water, in alcohols, fats and fatty acids, sugars, amino acids, peptides, proteins and throughout the entire biochemical cycle. These groups are not plastic, they’re foundation blocks for the biochemistry of our planet.

In Nature magazine, an article discussed that:

-Last September, researchers projected that the amount of plastic added to existing waste each year — whether carefully disposed of in sealed landfills or strewn across land and sea — could more than double from 188 million tonnes in 2016 to 380 million tonnes in 2040. By then, around 10 million tonnes of this could be in the form of microplastics, the scientists estimated — a calculation that didn’t include the particles continually being eroded from existing waste.

It is possible to rein in some of our plastic waste, says Winnie Lau at the Pew Charitable Trusts in Washington DC, who is the first author on the study. The researchers found that if every proven solution to curb plastic pollution were adopted in 2020 and scaled up as quickly as possible — including switching to systems of reuse, adopting alternative materials, and recycling plastic — the amount of plastic waste added could drop to 140 million tonnes per year by 2040.

By far the biggest gains would come from cutting out plastics that are used only once and discarded. “There’s no point producing things that last for 500 years and then using them for 20 minutes,” Galloway says. “It’s a completely unsustainable way of being.”-

At Timeplast, we wholeheartedly believe that our materials are the answer to this incredibly large problem that Humanity is currently facing. 

Thank you very much for reading and supporting.

Man Rendon.

Building our first factory's production line

10 days ago

Dear all, here's the blueprint for our first factory's production line. We anticipate to have it ready in 30 days, and to start production within 120 days. We're anticipating to start taking pre-orders through our e-store in 90 days.

Man Rendon.

CNN International interview

11 days ago

Dear all,

As part of the Hispanic Heritage month, CNN invited me to their prime-time show "Camilo" for CNN International. Here's the article and video clip of the interview they posted in their official website. The interview was in Spanish.

Kind regards!

Man.

Please reconfirm your investment to extend our campaign!

24 days ago

Dear all,

We've extended the campaign given that we noticed a significant influx of new investors in the last two weeks, however it's required for the newest investors to reconfirm their investment in Timeplast. 

If you received an email from the Start Engine team to reconfirm your investment, please follow the quick steps, it'll help us a lot, and if not reconfirmed your investment will be cancelled.

Thanks again for the continued support, Timeplast is truly focusing on advancing our Society's transition to a planetary-stable material output.

Kind regards,

Man Rendon.

Notice of Material Change in Offering

24 days ago

[The following is an automated notice from the StartEngine team].

Hello! Recently, a change was made to the Timeplast offering. Here's an excerpt describing the specifics of the change:


Issuer is extending campaign end date.


When live offerings undergo changes like these on StartEngine, the SEC requires that certain investments be reconfirmed. If your investment requires reconfirmation, you will be contacted by StartEngine via email with further instructions.

Timeplast dumps the equivalent to 12 billion metric tons of plastic in the oceans

25 days ago

Dear all,

As promised, please click here to watch our field test/time-lapse video of Timeplast being dumped in a marine aquarium with living species as requested in the comment section of our campaign. We reduced the equivalent amount of plastic entering the oceans each year from 10,000+ times to 1000 times, given that even at 1000x we're probably exaggerating the maximum amount of Timeplast that will ever be dumped in the oceans.

Our oceans need is a plastic material that leaves no traces and completely dissolves not in years, months or even weeks but in 3 days of being dumped. 

Thank you again for your support.

Man Rendon.

Ask-me-anything live stream!

29 days ago

Dear all,

I'll be hosting a live AMA (ask me anything) on my Twitch channel this next Monday September 12th from 9:30am to 10:30pm ET.

I hope this becomes a good way to communicate, and to answer any questions/concerns you may have.

Thanks again for the support.

Man Rendon.

Nestle invested in Timeplast

about 1 month ago

Dear all, we recently received the following question in our campaign page:

"I don't feel big companies like Nestle would invest in Timeplast"

Actually Nestle already invested in Timeplast and they've made it public in their official accounts, alongside many reputable industry outlets that picked up the story, such as this one. They were fundamental in the development of one of the four key elements in our technology.

We worked with Nestle Waters of North America in the development of a pathway to address PET's sustainable shortcomings throughout 2018, 2019, 2020 and the beginning of 2021, unfortunately Nestle Waters of North America had challenges in the sustainable space, particularly with public pressure, brand association issues, alongside bottled water's commodification, which ultimately pushed the selling of the entire water business to a new conglomerate. 

As with any fresh mega acquisition, the new owners are optimizing profits by reducing costs, and with that R&D projects such as Timeplast took a backseat. Nonetheless, our experience with Nestle proved that Timeplast has an important and solid R&D track record, as well as a great outlook for small, medium and even large corporations.

Thanks again for your time!

Man Rendon.

Timeplast Vs Danimer Scientific (Part 3)

about 2 months ago

And here we are with the last part, thank you for sticking through the whole series!

Here's part 3:

3. Vision / Approach to sustainability: Here’s where Timeplast distances itself the most from Danimer Scientific.

Let’s talk about Danimer’s main selling point; biodegradability and compostability. 

Biodegradability has been labeled as a scam for a very long time, including renowned scientists and experts on the topic, like Jason Locklin, the director of the New Materials Institute at the University of Georgia who said that; "Choosing products with packaging that claims to be biodegradable or compostable might mean that they degrade only under special conditions" and Jacqueline McGlade, chief scientist at the UN Environment Programme, told the Guardian that; “It’s well-intentioned but wrong. A lot of plastics labelled biodegradable, like shopping bags, will only break down in temperatures of 50C (122F) and that is not the ocean" she said.

I’m shocked seeing that even today biodegradability/compostability is still being used as a benchmark for sustainability, as a tool to sale, and as the supposed ideal for material end-of-life, even when a few facts can dismantle this entire misconception. 

However, for the sake of continuing with the rationale behind how wrong the biodegradation approach to sustainability is, let’s assume that in fact we had an actual biodegradable plastic material, that will 100% of the time biodegrade in all conditions. Even in that case, we absolutely don’t want to send all carbon in plastics right into our atmosphere given that it already contains too much CO2, generating a colossal global negative impact.

Biodegradation should not be praised as the sustainable gold standard, given that it encompasses an extinction-level environmental impact. 

Nature developed water as the main chemical route to deal with waste through its universal solvent capabilities. Water is the key to all elements of life, and we should follow that chemical pathway. 

Timeplast’s vision is that all waste materials should be water-soluble, which is why we've patented the first co-polymer plastic material with programmable water solubility, so that we adapt our society to our planet’s Grand Chemistry, that’s why we believe that instead of biodegradation, the actual sustainable gold standard is water-solubility. 

-End of the answer-

Thank you David for the question, and thank you all for your continued support.

Man Rendon.

Timeplast Vs Danimer Scientific (Part 2)

about 2 months ago

Dear all, thank you for staying tuned for Part 2! 

Here it is:

2. Manufacturing cost / Plastic’s price point / Scalability: 

Competing with conventional plastics and even modern bio-based plastics such as PLA-blends and others is very difficult given the fact that most plastics on the market are a commodity, and we have some of the largest producers on Earth already manufacturing tons and tons of very cheap materials. The cheaper option will most likely win, which is why PLA-blends are leading the alternative packaging market. Niche markets, or spaces with limiting legislation, like European single-use applications, are then again still under the dominance of PLA-blends and paper alternatives. At Danimer PHA’s price point the potential growth is capped at a very low height ceiling. 

We understand that taxation and legislation will make it more expensive to continue using conventional plastics, however acquiring sizeable customers in the plastic market is a matter of price/scale, and competing with the big petrochemical companies is an uphill battle unless we invent a new cheaper way to manufacture plastics and a material so drastically different that pushes the industry forward; This is exactly what Timeplast has done. 

Instead of depending on a slow microbiological process to create our materials like Lemoigne and Danimer’s PHA, we perfected our co-polymerization process to the point where we can catalyze it at a speed that matches the speed of a typical plastic manufacturing process, in other words we invented a thermochemical pathway that converts any extrusion process into a dynamic polymerization reactor. What this means is that we already have the manufacturing capacity the market needs, not through installed equipment but through our proprietary technology, which is the exact same size of the current market (USD 579.7 billion in 2020 worth of installed capacity), which provides Timeplast a huge ability to satisfy demand. This is what we believe to be the best way to beat the cost race of producing material at a price-point that competes with the big petrochemical companies, while decarbonizing at planetary levels given that we’re bypassing some of the most energy-intensive processes in the industry; Polymerization. 

This is how Timeplast's proprietary manufacturing can be considered an optimized way to produce its plastics which translates into a very low production cost.

To be continued...

Timeplast Vs Danimer Scientific (Part 1)

about 2 months ago

Dear all,

Today, a Danimer Scientific's investor named David Schaffer asked a great question in our campaign page, and I believe it's important for all of you to also know how Timeplast compares to its main U.S. competitor. 

Danimer Scientific's most important plastic is PHA (polyhydroxyalkanoates), and based on this plastic, we will elaborate on 3 major disadvantages that Danimer has when compared to Timeplast. 

1. Danimer Scientific, not a true innovator

2. Manufacturing cost / Plastic’s price point / Scalability

3. Vision / Approach to sustainability

We will be posting 3 separate updates addressing each point, so please stay tuned!

Here's David's question:

"Just curious. I've been an investor in Danimer Scientific for a few years. Danimer seem to be a direct competitor with existing customer relationships and rapidly scalable production. They seem well ahead of you. How does your product compare to theirs visa vis cost per unit. How much will it cost you to build a facility that is capable of producing 100mm tons/year of output?"

Timeplast's answer (Part 1):

Danimer Scientific is a well known company offering bio-based alternatives and we are inspired by their noble approach to aiding in the fight against Plastic Pollution.  Personally, I love some of their patented chemical approaches. We're happy and supportive of their success in being a publicly traded company. The plastic market is so extremely large ($593 billion) as you may know, which makes it necessary to have many players in the space if we hope to tackle this monumental challenge.  I have nothing but respect for Danimer Scientific. 

Having said that, they are not ahead of Timeplast in technological terms as you mentioned. On the contrary, our tech is at least three generations ahead of their most advanced product; please allow me to elaborate:

Timeplast’s chemical pathways, manufacturing techniques, end-of-life engineering, polymerization efficiency and versatility, carbon footprint, and even the overall vision of the Plastic Pollution issue in comparison with Danimer’s are so innovative, that they represent a never seen before portfolio of products and engineering solutions.

Danimer is in fact ahead us in terms of funding status: they had raised $220M by 2020, we're only in the <$1M range total raised.

1. Danimer Scientific, not a true innovator: 

As far back as 1925, Lemoigne discovered PHB plastic, which is a poly(hydroxyalkanoate) material, a biodegradable plastic produced by microorganisms. It was found that several other bacterial strains could also produce PHB, just what Danimer has. In my professional opinion, there is almost no innovation in Danimer Scientific's PHA, specially when compared with Lemoigne 1925's polymer, since it represents an almost perfect by-the-book molecular match.

Timeplast on the other hand, uses a polymer array so innovative that its type of chemistry used has started to appear only recently in a study published in Nature Chemistry Journal, where Peter Christensen and colleagues discovered how to make a new plastic which could be fully broken down and then fully repolymerized in a single heating cycle respectively, using a PDK poly(ketoenamine)s innovative pathway. This process is so pioneering that it was labeled as the “$2.5 trillion Holy Grail of Plastics”. All of this at a time where Timeplast had already been working for 15 years on the same hyper-complex chemical problem, and having patented a very similar approach but with a commercially available plastic, instead of a laboratory specimen like Christensen, since we managed to further innovate in the depolymerization and repolymerization mechanisms to the point we could replicate this pathway in many different types of polymers. 

To be continued...

Timeplast's impact will decarbonize at a planetary level.

about 2 months ago

Timeplast is the only company in the world with a planetary decarbonization level. 

We're decarbonizing from beginning to end in 4 stages:

Sourcing: Bringing carbon in petroleum form from the Lithosphere or spending energy in growing crops to make plastics generates a vast amount of CO2. Timeplast’s raw materials and its sourcing are independent from petroleum and crops production, which reduces significantly our sourcing’s carbon footprint given that alcohol production for industrial applications mostly comes from the distillation of organic waste.

Polymerization energy: To make plastics takes a lot of energy. We've created a patented pathway and compounds that polymerize itself while being used (extruded, injected, blown or thermo-formed), which means that we provide a double use to the plastics’ manufacturing energy, drastically reducing our carbon footprint and bypassing the industry's most energy intense step.

Plastic Pollution/Cleaning/Depolymerization energy: To take responsibility of our plastic waste, to clean and to solve the issue of plastic pollution will take a tremendous amount of energy, current methods such as recycling or composting even when not truly solving the problem, still use copious amounts of energy. Using the energy of the Sun in Earth’s Water Cycle to fully break down our plastics makes Timeplast the best sustainable and efficient alternative to deal with our own waste.

The alternative to biodegradation: The route of biodegradation and burning of plastics may have sounded positive to most in the past, however it's been demonstrated that if we hypothetically biodegrade all of our plastic waste, we would be injecting millions of tonnes of CO2 into the atmosphere altering Earth's climate. Nature intended for most of the carbon in the environment to be soil uptake rather than biogas. Water solubility is Earth's way to clean wasteful materials while keeping organic materials as soil uptake only biodegrading them when needed and required by the ecosystem, not before.

We're dumping 130,000(e) million tonnes of Timeplast in the ocean to evaluate the effect on marine life

about 2 months ago

According to the U.S. Geological Survey, there are over 332,519,000 cubic miles of water on the planet, out of this vast volume, the National Geophysical Data Center estimates that 321,003,271 cubic miles is in the oceans.

On the other hand, a renowned group of scientists published a paper in the Journal Science in 2015 estimating the total amount of plastic waste entering the oceans, which summed to a maximum of 12.7 million tonnes.

To replicate these numbers on a smaller scale, we've prepared an oceanic water marine aquarium, with a living marine ecosystem, including different fish and coral species, and we're dumping the equivalent of the maximum amount of plastic estimated to enter the oceans in 2015 multiplied by 10,000, in order for us to study what would happen to marine life if that enormous mass of Timeplast waste were to enter the oceans. In our case it'll be a 47gr sample in 26 gallons of a close-loop marine ecosystem. We'll make a time-lapse video and we will post it in an upcoming update.

Stay tuned!

Manuel.

Timeplast in toilet paper.

2 months ago

Dear all,

Toilet paper is one of the most sold materials on the planet, but its environmental impact is severe because, since it is so short-lived, it quickly releases carbon into the atmosphere (more on its impact here), not to mention that since paper is insoluble in water, it clogs piping systems, and generates significant damages every year.

One of the strongest points about Timeplast tech, is the ability to homogeneously entangle at a molecular level with a vast array of different materials, including paper. We've been studying using Timeplast as an excipient in toilet paper, not only to replace a significant amount of paper in the formula, without compromising quality and user experience, but also to make every toilet paper sheet soluble in water. 

This is one of the avenues we need to focus our R&D efforts, since toilet paper and the paper-hygiene sector is yet another untouched market by Material Science's innovation; we're aiming to disrupt an extensive size of the paper, metal, glass and plastic material markets.

Man Rendon.

Why Timeplast?

2 months ago

Dear all,

An interview by Léa Bouhelier-Gautreau has been published here, and I believe it answers the question why other "green" alternatives pail in comparison to Timeplast and why Timeplast is the way to go.

As always thank you for your time and support!

Manuel.

Microplastics detected in Human blood for the first time

3 months ago

Dear all,

I just wanted to quickly share a recent scientific study that further emphasizes the importance of Timeplast being massively implemented. 

"Microplastic pollution has been detected in human blood for the first time, with scientists finding the tiny particles in almost 80% of the people tested.

The discovery shows the particles can travel around the body and may lodge in organs. Researchers are concerned as microplastics cause damage to human cells in the laboratory and air pollution particles are already known to enter the body and cause millions of early deaths a year."

Given that the surface of the Earth and the composition of our bodies is mostly made of water, Timeplast and water-soluble materials are the only way to address these issues and adapt the chemistry of the plastics we use to the Grand Chemistry of our bodies and our Planet.

You can read the entire article here:

https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2022/mar/24/microplastics-found-in-human-blood-for-first-time

And the scientific study here:

https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0160412022001258

Thank you again for your support!

Manuel Rendon.


Shipping prototypes to all investors!

3 months ago

Dear all,

As soon as we reach our funding goal, we will prepare and ship a prototype sample of our material to every investor, so you can see with your own eyes how Timeplast disappears; not in weeks, months or years, but in a matter of hours.

Thank you again for your support.


Man Rendon. 


Key aspects of our technology.

3 months ago

Dear all,

As we continue our funding journey, we've come across great questions by the community, you'll find our answers to them in the discussion/comments panel of our campaign (here). 

In the answers, we addressed some of the most important key aspects of Timeplast, and we'd like to encourage you to take a look.

Thank you for your the support!

Manuel R.

A big thank you for your investment

4 months ago

Timeplast's potential of having an impact in almost every aspect of our society can't be overstated. A big thank you to everyone who has invested; We're humbled and excited to share our journey with you as we believe that together we can truly change the world.

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