Xampla recognised as one of top global cleantech companies in 2023


Experts in drop-in, high performance replacements for single-use plastic, Xampla, has been named one of the world’s most promising global cleantech companies in the annual ranking.

Xampla is the pioneer of world-first materials which replace single-use plastics and ‘drop in’ to existing manufacturing processes. The company’s products biodegrade completely and safely at the end of life, leaving nothing behind.

Committed to replacing the most polluting plastics, Xampla’s next-generation technology has applications in flexible films, microcapsules and coatings and has launched to market in partnership with global brands, including Britvic and Gousto.

Each year, The Global Cleantech 100 ranks the most innovative and promising ideas in cleantech. Chosen from over 11,000 nominations combined with the Cleantech Group’s research data and an expert panel, consisting of over 80 active investors and corporations including AP Ventures, Stafford Capital Partners and Carbon Trust, Xampla is one of the 21 companies chosen as leaders in the Materials and Chemical sector.

The list, now its 14th edition, is released by the Cleantech Group, which provides research and consulting to catalyse opportunities for sustainable growth powered by innovation.

Xampla, a model for sustainability

Securing a spot on the Cleantech 100 shortlist follows recent industry award success for Xampla. In the past 12 months the company has been awarded Best New Business at the World Food Innovation Awards, Sustainable Innovation Award at the SEAL Business Sustainability Awards and been shortlisted as one of the eight finalist for Tom Ford’s Plastic Innovation Prize, amongst other accolades.

Xampla and meal kit retailer Gousto have won the SEAL Business Sustainability Awards ‘Sustainable Innovation Award’ following the launch of the world’s first edible stock cube wrapper made from pea protein.  Both cookable and edible, this product launch enabled consumers a new experience – to eat their product packaging.

The first meal box featuring Xampla’s material sold out in under an hour and if rolled out at scale across all of Gousto’s meal kits, the company could save up to 17 tonnes of plastic a year.

The SEAL Sustainable Innovation Award celebrates innovations that represent game-changing ideas to create a more sustainable future.  Other winners of the SEAL Business Sustainability Awards range from global brands such as Disneyland, General Electric, GM, Microsoft, Oracle, Proctor & Gamble, and Samsung to high-growth start-ups and scale-ups.

Plant protein material as a natural alternative to plastic

To wrap up a successful year, Xampla has also been revealed as a finalist in Just Drinks Excellence Awards. Working with global drinks manufacturer, Britvic, Xampla brought its next-generation Vitamin D microcapsules to market, offering a superior way of fortifying vitamins in beverage products.

This breakthrough product has been recognised in Just Drink’s Innovation category, which recognises new approaches in every area, from research and development to new business practices.

Xampla’s high-performance plant protein material is a natural alternative to the world’s most polluting plastics, as well as hidden microplastics within liquids and lotions. This drop in solution can seamlessly replace synthetic materials in existing manufacturing processes and will feature in new product launches in 2023 as part of Xampla’s scale-up strategy.

Commenting on the listing of Xampla, Pete Hutton, its Executive Chair of Xampla, declared : “We are honoured to be recognised as one of 100 leading companies across the world that is pioneering innovation to solve tomorrow’s technology challenges. We are committed to scaling up our world-first technology, by providing drop-in, high performance, natural replacements for the most polluting plastics.

“This accreditation is an incredibly exciting way to kickstart 2023 and we look forward to announcing further product developments and brand collaborations over the next 12 months.”

The complete 2023 Global Cleantech 100 can be viewed here: https://www.cleantech.com/the-global-cleantech-100/

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