Materials Library

​​At Shellworks, nature is our inspiration, and all our materials are created using its most powerful tools. We have developed a library of materials, from the base polymers, to the dyes, inks, and seals to provide holistic, compostable solutions that fit your product needs.

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We’re excited to share our latest material offering, Vivomer. 

Vivomer is created by the microorganisms that are abundant in both marine and soil environments. At the end of its useful life, these same microbes see Vivomer as a food source and consume it, meaning there’s never any microplastics left behind.


Natural Seals

Vivomer is:

  • Vegan
  • Rigid
  • Mass Manufacturable
  • Compatible with skincare formulas
  • Compostable certified

Since 2019 we have pioneered the production of biopolymers extracted from seafood waste.

Perfect for thin film applications, Shellmer is water-soluble at end-of-life, and can simply be dissolved in hot water after use.

Shellmer is:

  • Flexible
  • In pilot production
  • Antimicrobial
  • A natural fertilizer
  • Dissolvable in hot water

Our seals are:

  • In pilot production
  • Tested to be home compostable

We’ve been working hard to develop a range of natural dyes to work with our packaging. 

We don’t want your brand to compromise on aesthetics, so we’d love to hear from you if you have a specific color or customisation need.

Our dyes are:

  • Available in a range of colours
  • Able to be Pantone matched
  • Mass Manufacturable
  • Home compostable


Natural Dyes

We're uncompromising about sustainability, even down to the last 1% of packaging that seals your product to keep it fresh.

We are expanding our offering to include fully natural and compostable seals that work seamlessly with our catalogue products.

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