Kaneka’s Aonilex biopolymer, a bacterial copolymer from 2-hydroxybutyrate and 2-hydroxyhexanoate, will be produced at a level of 5000 t/y, but production could be raised shortly to 20,000 t, due to raising demands in Europe. The biopolymer is not only biodegradable, but also certified for food contact by FDA.

Nikkei Biotech news release, October 15, 2018