BIÓM environmentally responsible rigid foam

BIÓM is a remarkable surfboard and watercraft foam technology that is certified 100% biodegradable and certified 100% biobased.

 What is it? Non-GMO sugarcane, or more specifically, expanded polylactic acid (E-PLA) derived from non-GMO sugarcane. Our manufacturing process works like this: 

FEEDSTOCK 

Our first-gen feedstock, GMO-free sugarcane is produced, refined into sugar, and fermented to lactic acid, from which lactide is made.

bio-particles

POLYMERIZATION

The lactide is then polymerized into PLA and processed into the optimal bio-particles which resemble large grains of sand.

puffed particles

PRE-EXPANSION

The bio-particles are then pre-expanded into puffed particles which resemble small popcorn kernels.

foam

FOAMING 

Using heat and pressure on modified EPS foam manufacturing equipment, the puffed particles are produced into rigid foam blocks or moulded shapes. Benign CO2 is the sole blowing agent.