CEO, BioLogiQ, Inc.
BIOGRAPHYSteven Sherman is the CEO of BioLogiQ Inc., a leader in plant-powered sustainability technology. Steve is passionate about the environment and has been assisting brands and converters improve the sustainability of their plastic products since joining BioLogiQ in 2018. Prior to helping redirect BioLogiQ’s strategy and scale its operations in the U.S. and Asia, Steve has helped manufacturing technology companies commercialize their innovative products and globally scale their operations, including products in nanotechnology (HZO, Inc.) and production robotics technology (Hirata Corporation). Steve has extensive international experience, especially in Asia where he speaks and writes fluent Japanese. Steve, also has an MBA in Technology Commercialization from Westminster College.
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Novel Biobased Resins Outperforming Plastics and Other Biodegradable Biopolymers
There are many demands to develop materials that are more natural, plant-based, and sustainable. There are plant-based natural biopolymers like starch that are well known in human history. In the last couple of decades, researchers all over the world have attempted to develop Thermoplastic Starch for many applications, but have been hampered by many difficulties, including poor mechanical (tensile) strength, etc.