Kimberly-Clark Partners With Biotech Firm to Enhance Sustainability

June 7, 2021

Kimberly-Clark Corp., parent company of Kimberly-Clark Professional, has entered into a strategic partnership with international biotech company RWDC Industries.

The agreement calls for the two companies to collaborate on the design of sustainable alternatives to traditional, single-use plastics. Kimberly-Clark will have access to RWDC’s polyhydroxyalkanoates (PHA) source material, SolonTM, to develop additional products that are marine degradable. The collaboration is part of Kimberly-Clark’s broader sustainability goals for 2030, which include a transition away from fossil fuel-based plastics to renewable products and packaging.

“We’ve seen the growing demand from consumers and governments for companies to provide more sustainable solutions to single-use plastics,” said Liz Metz, vice president of Kimberly-Clark’s global nonwovens business. “Solving for these challenges will take game-changing innovation as well as collaboration with industry-leading partners like RWDC to help speed these new materials to market.”

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