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Scott Munguía's Biofase, poised to be Mexico's leading bioplastics company

With a plant that will produce 40% of the biodegradable bioplastics for consumer goods, Tecnológico de Monterrey Chemical Engineering and Management student Scott Munguía will make his Biofase company Mexico's number one manufacturer of this product.
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Tecnológico de Monterrey Chemical Engineering and Management student Scott Munguía was able to isolate a polymer from avocado pits and create bioplastics.


Mar 17, 2015

NEWS SERVICE / LUIS MARIO GARCÍA

Thanks to his research work and technology, Tecnológico de Monterrey Chemical Engineering and Management student Scott Munguía was able to isolate a polymer from avocado pits and create bioplastics.

Biofase, the company he founded through the Tecnológico de Monterrey's Business Incubator, will now have a plant that will produce 40% of the biodegradable bioplastics required across the country.

"The most important thing is that this plant will allow us to consolidate everything we always sought technology-wise, which was having a resin with the quality we were striving for, and that could practically replace polypropylene, polystyrene, and polyethylene entirely. In addition, that was affordable, because in the industry, the price issue is a huge obstacle in bioplastics," Mr. Munguía explained.

"Our goal is to position ourselves as the number one bioplastics producer in Mexico and gain notice in the international markets that we are in Mexico, that we possess new technology, and that we are completely ready to venture into those kinds of markets," added Mr. Munguía, who founded his company in 2012.

After emerging as a lab project, Biofase has consolidated itself and won a number of awards domestically and internationally, becoming a shining example of the entrepreneurial spirit that inhabits Tecnológico de Monterrey students.



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