By modifying and binding natural, easily scalable ingredients with biodegradable polymers, Balena has created BioCir™, an injectable, soft, and durable material that enables the creation of fully compostable and biodegradable consumer goods products. A unique biodegradable combination of naturally occurring constituents binded by high molecular weight polymers and modifiers, BioCir™ enables an elastomeric functionality for consumer goods and beyond.

BioCir™ composition is based on fully biodegradable materials that meet U.S (ASTMD6400-04) and E.U (EN 13432) standards for composting in an industrial compost facility.

The material breaks down to carbon dioxide, water, and other naturally occurring minerals that seamlessly biodegrade, avoiding the pollution of the earth and the seas.

BioCir™ reduces toxic, fossil fuel-based materials used in the fashion and footwear industries.

BioCir™ products can be manufactured in different ways allowing maximum flexibility; injection molding, extrusion and 3D printing.

Products made of BioCir™ reach their end of life responsibly in a biological recycling mechanism, including full decomposition and biodegradation of the material back to the ground safely, and by that completing a fully circular process required for a sustainable future.