Company Profile

Novamont is an Italian company, international leader in the bioplastics sector and in the development of biochemicals

Through a new sustainable development model, we promote the transition from a product economy to a system economy, relying on the valorization of local areas and on products that can redesign entire application sectors, reducing the costs of environmental and social externalities.

Our industrial company’s roots lie in the Montedison School of Materials Science where, over thirty years ago, some researchers started to develop an ambitious project to integrate chemistry, the environment and agriculture: the "Living chemistry for quality of life".

Today we are a group with four production sites, four research centers, sales offices in Germany, France, Spain and the United States, and a representative office in Brussels, Belgium. In 2021, we acquired BioBag International, a leading global group in the development, production and marketing of certified biodegradable and compostable applications, with office in Askim (Norway), a production plant in Dagö (Estonia) and presence in 9 other countries worldwide. Our network of distributors is present in more than forty countries.

Over the years we have developed 5 proprietary technologies first in the world and around 1,400 patents and patent applications. We invest constantly in research and innovation (50 million euros in 2021) and 20% of our people are dedicated to research, development and innovation activities.



We develop bioplastics and bio-based products that, thanks to their biodegradability in different environments, can contribute to the protection of ecosystems and natural capital.
Our innovations are the result of a circular bioeconomy model that we bring forward since our origins. This model is based on the reconversion of decommissioned or no longer competitive industrial sites, on an agricultural value chain integrated in the local area and not in competition with food production and on products designed to solve specific environmental concerns, closely related to soil and water quality.


We design our products in order to protect and restore precious natural resources which are two strictly connected: soil and water.

Our compostable bioplastics help to divert organic waste from landfills, allowing its transformation into compost, a soil improver and a valuable tool to arrest its degradation. Bioplastics biodegradable in soil are instead suitable for those applications with a high risk of dispersion in the environment.

Also our biodegradable cosmetic ingredients and our biolubricants and bioherbicides are designed for those applications where dispersion in the environment is almost certain. In all these sectors biodegradability represents a possible solution to drastically reduce soils and waters pollution.


For greater economic, environmental and social justice, we measure our activities taking into account the 17 Sustainable Development Goals, the most ambitious global action program ever adopted by the international community.