Phil Van Trump

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Phil Van Trump

Phil Van Trump 
Chief Technology Officer, Danimer Scientific

Talk WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 12, 2018

Breaking it Down: Engineering for Degradability in Industrial Applications

Application of Nodax™ class PHA polymers in barrier food packaging films

A review of PepsiCo and Danimer Scientific’s collaboration to produce home compostable and fully biodegradable barrier food packaging films. Also, discussion of the benefits of PHA/PLA combinations to achieve improved mechanical properties in many applications.

About Phil Van Trump

As chief technology officer, Phil Van Trump manages research & development, product development, regulatory affairs, and intellectual property for Danimer Scientific. Prior to this role, which he stepped into in 2014, Van Trump worked in a variety of positions within the company, performing bench-scale to pilot-level research as well as playing an integral role in the procurement of equipment and laboratory personnel to advance the company’s objectives. His undergraduate background in molecular biology and microbiology (BSc University of Central Florida) is supplemented by an MBA from Emory University.

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