Prof Vernon C. Gibson FRS


Plaxica was founded in 2008 as an Imperial College spin-out company developing a new generation of polymers derived from sustainable resources. Plaxica’s polymers are a range of polylactic acid (PLA) based materials which are expected to have improved physical properties compared with first generation biopolymers, a smaller environmental footprint, to be fully recyclable and cost competitive with current oil-based alternatives. The company has announced funding from a consortium of investors including Invesco Perpetual, Carbon Trust Investments, NESTA Ventures and Imperial Innovations.  More information can be found at