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Founded 2008
Headquarters West Sacramento, CA, USA
Website www.originmaterials.com

Company Profile

Origin is a company started in 2008, when chemical engineering students from the University of California, Davis founded a brand-new this material technology company. Origin has applied first-principles thinking to challenging, rewarding problems in chemistry and engineering. R&D is their heart and soul.

Over the past 10 years, the company developed a platform for turning the carbon found in biomass into useful materials, while capturing carbon in the process. The science has steadily advanced, from initial proof of concept to pilot demonstration and beyond. In 2016, Nestlé Waters and Danone formed an alliance with Origin to commercialize the platform’s first product, plant-based PET plastic with a low carbon footprint. PepsiCo joined the NaturALL Bottle Alliance in 2018.


  • PET Caps and Closures
  • PET (Polyethylene Terephthalate)
  • CMF (Chloromethylfurfural)
  • Para-xylene
  • PTA (Terephthalic Acid)
  • FDCA (Furandicarboxylic Acid)
  • Carbon Black
  • HTC (Hydrothermal Carbon)
  • Furfural
  • Levulinic Acid



PETplanet Insider Articles

Issue 09 / 2023: Recyclable PET polymer incorporating furandicarboxylic acid successfully processed into preforms

External links

Origin Website