PolyNatural® is a leader in biopolymer technology and is always looking for ways to develop products that deliver real change—like our PolyNatural® Ties.

A better choice for the viticulture and horticulture industries

In the viticulture and horticulture industries, training and securing new vines or saplings to grow more effectively usually uses plastic plant ties, but once they are established, there’s no further use for these ties and they’re discarded to landfills.

Introducing the PolyNatural® Ties

PolyNatural® Ties are currently in the prototype stage as we refine the formula.


100% bio-based

Comes from waste created from processing wood


Degrades over time in the right soil conditions

Available in two sizes

Simple to use

Easily clips into No.8 wire

Flexible and durable

Designed for New Zealand conditions

FAQ - PolyNatural® Terrain Ties

  • Are PolyNatural® Terrain ties 100% bio-based?

    PolyNatural® Terrain are bio-based polymers ‘Bio-based’ means it is made from biological materials that either occur naturally or are synthesized organic compounds that exist in nature. Often these biological materials come from waste streams of other manufacturing processes, or are synthesized organic compounds. All these are renewable resources, unlike those from fossil origin, which is not renewable.

    The raw material used is non-GMO, has no petrochemicals or toxic additives, and comes from waste created from processing wood. That waste is then fermented using micro-organisms and shaped to create a plant protector that can fully degrade in the right soil conditions.

    As the PolyNatural® materials are both biodegradable and manufactured from biomass they have the great advantage of presenting a closed loop. C02 and H2O + the biomass from biodegradation feed the growth of plants that themselves could be transformed into bio material.

  • Are PolyNatural® Terrain ties really biodegradable?

    Yes, the PolyNatural® Terrain material is a unique, sustainable polymer that has been tested to full degrade in the right soil conditions.

  • What testing has been done?

    The raw material (not the product) that is used to make PolyNatural® Terrain Ties has been tested to Ok Biobased and Ok Compost. We also do our own in house material as well to continue to develop PolyNatural® Terrain Ties. To learn more about the chemistry see “What is the science around PolyNatural”

  • What happens at the end of the life of the tie?

    PolyNatural® Terrain ties will biodegrade and transform into CO2, water, and biomass when in contact with water, heat, and microbes in the soil. You can either gather them up and put them in general waste or bury them in the soil where they will break down and become part of the bio cycle for plant growth over and over again.

  • How long will the PolyNatural® Terrain Tie last?

    PolyNatural® Terrain is manufactured out of biomass and designed to break down over time, it really does depend on the environment it’s in. We are currnetly running trails in the real word to access the current formulations performance.

  • Should it be stored anywhere specially to stop it accidentally biodegrading?

    For both PolyNatural® Terrain and PolyNatural® Aqua, as soon as it comes into contact with microbes it will start to biodegrade. So when not in use, store in a cool dry environment.

  • Can PolyNatural® Terrain be recycled?

    Yes, but only if you send it back to us at PolyNatural®. Before you send it please contact us. When its returned we can either use it as feedstock for the process or use it in the manufacturing process.

  • What is the science around PolyNatural®?

    The main raw material for PolyNatural® is made from a family of naturally occurring polymers which are synthesized by 40% of the worlds microorganisms. Microbes will consume PolyNatural® as an energy and carbon source.

    PolyNatural® exerts no negative effect on the biosphere surrounding them (e.g., on living organisms, cell lines, living tissue, ecosystems). In fact, it acts act as energy/nutrition source to microorganisms and, therefore has a positive effect on the environment.

    Factors that influence the rate of PolyNatural® biodegradability are the shape and thickness of the product. Environmental factors including humidity, pH-value, temperature, UV-radiation and surrounding microflora

    The main raw material for PolyNatural® is manufactured from renewable resources, hence, they do not deplete limited fossil reserves. PolyNatural®’s material is truly circular; therefore, these biomaterials are an integral part of the closed carbon cycle of our planet; this means that when PolyNatural® bio degrades it does not further increase the atmospheric concentration of CO2 in analogy to other natural materials.”

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