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Our Journey

The history of PolyNatural® dates back to 2007 when our parent company EPL signed its first agreement with Scion regarding the potential development of bio polymers.

EPL is a 100% privately New Zealand owned company based in Ōtautahi, Christchurch. EPL is a polymer component manufacture who’s own history dates back to 1974. They have a long history of innovation.

Scion is a Crown research institute that specialises in research, science and technology development for the forestry, wood product and wood-derived materials.

This agreement sparked many research and development projects between the two organizations.

Now PolyNatural® is part of a mahi tahi (collaboration) involving public and private entities from around the world who' sole vision is to develop world leading bio technologies.

PolyNatural® was set up as a separate business unit in 2023. In the timeline below, you will see we have several different generations of products as we refine the formulations and product designs based on the feedback we receive.

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The team at PolyNatural® are constantly researching, designing, formulating and experimenting to ensure our products are world class.

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Research & Development

PolyNatural® and our partners are investing significant sums of money into the Research and Development of Biotechnology.

Being part of the mahi tahi means, customers can benefit from access to the latest technologies and advancements.

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Our Vision

At PolyNatural® we believe that

"Nature is a taonga (treasure) that needs to be protected for generations to come."

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Award Winning Collaboration.

In 2020 EPL & Scion were recognised at the Sustainable Business Awards by winning the award for Outstanding Collaboration for the work on the predecessor to the PolyNatural® Vine Clip. The PolyNatural® Vine Clip is the product that spawned all the other products. To learn more about where it started, click on the link below.

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We do it to make a difference to our customers.

Each year we get feedback from our clients including,

"I think this is the perfect product. Does what it needs to do, whilst being environmentally friendly.".

"We used the brown clips and they lasted well long enough and removal was so much easier not having to worry about spreading the clips all over the ground! That in itself is already reason enough for us to buy them again. And to be fair the fact that they don't even look like plastic is nice."

Want to get in touch with the PolyNatural® team?

If you have any questions regrading PolyNatural®, please feel free to contact us.