LIMEX is a limestone-derived material which consosts of 60 % CaCO3 and 40 % polypropylene. It shows excellent water resistance and good recycling capabilityLIMEX plastic alternatives can be produced from LIMEX pellets. LIMEX paper can be used for books, name cards, posters or notebooks. By using polypropylene, LIMEX paper alternatives are printable with high temperature laser printers.Recently, “plastic” bags derived from LIMEX were shown. TBM owns two factories in Japan. The company started commercial production in 2016. As of July 2017, the company had raised US $50 million from angel investors. 

Nikkei Biotech news release, December 20, 2018