ABOUT

 

We’re a technology licensing company that enables plastic compounders to access new markets and innovate, plastic converters to manufacture bio-based, biodegradable, and bio-neutral plastic, and brand owners to satisfy the end-users’ demand for ‘greener’ plastics.

Our purpose is to help mankind ‘enjoy plastics guilt-free’. That’s why we acquired in 2014 the patented BIOPAR® Technology, which enables producing GuiltfreePlastics™. Our products are based, up to 90%, on renewable materials, and can be – if required – 100% biodegradable at the same time.

Technically our bioplastics could replace 90% of today’s polyethylene applications. Therefore, our vision is ‘to make BIOPAR® the world’s standard for the production and innovation in the area of starch-based bioplastics’.

Want to help us make BIOPAR® Technology a world standard?
Learn more about our licensing opportunities or how to join us.

AT A GLANCE

Key facts and figures

 

OUR VALUES

Our values define what we stand for and how our people interact with clients, partners, suppliers, and the wider community.

It all starts with us being knowledgeable in what we do. Our people are respected experts in their field, and we thrive – with customers and partners alike – to enhance our knowledge.

We do think in an agile manner, which means our customers benefit from quick response times and customised offers, both in terms of products or commercial arrangements.

We’re vigorous, part of a group of companies, which means that we are resilient, eager to grow, and aim to make a change in the industries we operate in.

To date and in the future, we want to be a reliable partner for our customers, suppliers, employees, and community alike

We treat everybody fair and square – an indication that we’re interested in long-term relationships with customers, suppliers, partners, and employees alike.

Two of our colleagues explain how they bring alive our values in their daily Life @ United Group.

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Management team
Board of Directors
Mendes Ferreira Chief Executive Officer
Mendes Ferreira Chief Executive Officer

Mendes Ferreira, born in 1966, is co-founder of United Biopolymers, S.A. and has been Chief Executive Officer since the company’s inception in 2015. He is also Chief Executive Officer of United Resins, S.A, which he co-founded in 2008. Due to his background, Mendes is responsible for production, research and development, partner relationship management, as well as health and safety. He holds a Masters degree in Industrial Chemistry from Coimbra University. He is married with three children and resides with his family in Coimbra.

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Board of Directors
Rui Santos Non-Executive Director
Rui Santos Non-Executive Director

Rui Santos, born in 1973, joined the board of directors as a non-executive director on the date of the company’s inception. Rui is also a co-founder of our sister company United Resins, S.A., where he holds the position of Chief Commercial Officer and Member of the Board since 2011. Prior to this he worked for nearly a decade as Commercial Director of Euro-Yser Produtos Quimicos, S.A. He holds a university degree from Universidade Europeia (formerly known as ISLA) in Strategic Organisation and Human Resources Management. Living with his long-term partner and father of two, he resides near Lisbon.

THE UNITED GROUP

 

At United Group we’re a green chemicals company. Both our business units produce green chemicals for a sustainable world: One gum rosin resin derivatives, and the other a compatibiliser for starch-based bioplastics.

 

 

 

United Resins S.A., founded in 2008, is a gum rosin resin derivatives developer, producer, and marketer. Its plant in Figueira da Foz is the world’s most modern and efficient plant of its kind. This means that the company is able to produce high quality derivatives at a very competitive price. Its main customers are from the adhesive, ink, and chewing gum markets.

United Resins, S.A.
Parque Industrial e Empresarial
da Figueira da Foz
Praca das Oliveiras, Lote 126
3090-451 Figueira da Foz / Lavos

Phone
+351-233-407030

Email
info@unitedresins.com

VAT number
PT508441978

Board of directors
Mendes Ferreira (CEO) and Rui Santos

Fore more information visit
www.unitedresins.com

 

United Biopolymers, S.A. was founded in 2015 with the purpose of bringing to market the patented BIOPAR® Technology, which allows the production of a next gen starch-based bioplastics.
Its plant and application centre are located in Figueira da Foz.
Its main markets are flexible packaging – both primary and secondary.


United Biopolymers, S.A.

Parque Industrial e Empresarial
da Figueira da Foz
Praça das Oliveiras, Lote 126
3090-451 Figueira da Foz / Lavos

Phone
+351-300-509-183

Email
info@unitedbiopolymers.com

VAT number
PT 513306293

Board of directors
Mendes Ferreira (CEO) and Rui Santos

For more information visit
www.unitedbiopolymers.com