Danimer plans $700-million bioplastic plant

April 5, 2021 |

In Georgia, bioplastic maker Danimer Scientific has announced a $700-million investment in polyhydroxyalkanoates (PHA) production capacity at Bainbridge. 

The announcement closely follows Danimer signing a partnership with Mars-Wrigley to develop home-compostable plastic packaging for the latter’s iconic SKITTLES candy brand. 

“Georgia companies like Danimer continue to lead the way toward a green manufacturing future, and we are thrilled to be their partner as they push sustainable solutions forward,” says Georgia Governor Brian P. Kemp. “This major expansion is a testament to the increasing focus Georgia is putting on sustainability and innovation, supported by our highly skilled workforce, technical colleges, and business-friendly climate.”

The investment will add 400 jobs, quadrupling the size of Danimer’s workforce in Decatur County.  Danimer went public in January through a Special Purpose Acquisition Company. 

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