Made by upcycling plastic waste, Oistre is a thermoplastic polyurethane (TPU) built for performance and sustainability.
TPU is a melt-processable thermoplastic elastomer with high durability, flexibility, and outstanding abrasion resistance.
Oistre was created by world-class chemists at Novoloop as a solution to plastic pollution and climate change. It was named after the humble oyster – one of nature’s star waste upcyclers.
Oistre™ TPU by Novoloop
Bring your products to the next level with Oistre
up to 46% smaller CO2-eq footprint than fossil fuel-derived TPU
up to 50% upcycled content from post-consumer plastic waste
outstanding wear resistance along with tunable flexibility and haptics
formulated to meet your process requirements
can be melt-reprocessed
Source plastic waste
About Polyethylene (PE)
Polyethylene is the most common plastic today. You know it as trash bags, bubble wrap, shampoo containers, sandwich bags, parcel mailers, and more. It exists as HDPE, LDPE, and LLDPE.
In 2020, the world produced more than 100 million metric tons of polyethylene, the equivalent weight of 19 Great Pyramids! But sadly, only 5-10% of polyethylene was recycled.
Starting MAterial for oistre
When you throw away polyethylene, it eventually ends up in the city waste stream and gets sorted at a material recovery facility.
Novoloop works with material recovery facilities to source polyethylene waste, the starting material for Oistre. Novoloop pays for the waste, generating an incentive to keep waste out of landfills, incinerators, or worse, oceans.
...150,000x faster than nature into molecular building blocks
CREATE OISTRE TPU
These building blocks are combined with other ingredients to create Oistre, formulated to meet the processing and performance needs of many applications.
Make products with Oistre
Oistre TPU is a sustainable high-performance solution for applications in footwear, automotive, electronics, textiles, apparel, construction, and more.
Innovating with Bemis
Novoloop is teaming up with Bemis to create the next generation of sustainable bonding solutions enabled by Oistre.