FoodNavigator – ‘Xampla launches consumer brand: Morro’

16th October 2023 Media

Cambridge-based Xampla is launching a consumer brand called Morro for its biodegradable alt plastic technology, made by reorganising plant proteins to mimic spider silk.

“In silk, you have a mixture of crystalline and amorphous peptide chains and that’s what gives you materials that are really flexible and robust with high mechanical strength,” co-founder Mar Rodriguez Garcia previously told us. “And that’s essentially what we are trying to replicate.”

Having entered the market in a B2B capacity, selling to companies including recipe box pioneer Gousto and soft drink manufacturer Britvic, Xampla says its new ‘Morro marque’ will help consumers identify when high-performing, sustainable, plant-based ingredients’ have been used instead of plastic.

“With the public ever more acutely aware of the dangers of plastic pollution and carbon cost of producing it, consumers are ready for an innovative and plastic alternative.”

“Morro will enable brands to make an easy switch away from single-use plastics, and our breakthrough material can do things plastic never could.”

Pete Hutton Executive Chair at Xampla

 25 September 2023

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