Cardia Bioplastics is a global developer, manufacturer and marketer of sustainable resins derived from renewable resources. Our Biohybrid and compostable resins deliver packaging and plastics products with a lower carbon footprint.



Established in 2002 as Biograde Limited, we have expanded rapidly to become Cardia Bioplastics, a global business with head quarters and Global Applications Development Centre in Melbourne, Australia.


Our Product Development Centre and manufacturing plant is in Nanjing, China.


We also have offices in Europe and the Americas, and a network of leading distributors across Australia, the Americas, Europe and Asia. Our key people are skilled plastics industry leaders widely recognised for their sustainable resins expertise.


Growth for our business is fuelled by the global trend towards sustainable packaging. We hold a strong patent portfolio and a track record for creating innovative products based on our proprietary technology. 


As Biograde, we were the exclusive supplier of biodegradable packaging to the 2008 Beijing Olympic and Paralympic Games, were awarded the Australian Chamber of Commerce “Australia-China Business Excellence Award” in 2008, and won the 2009 “Clean Equity Monaco Conference Award” for Excellence in the field of Environmental Technology Commercialisation. 


Society’s perception and opinion about single-use plastic packaging is evolving and as a result, the demand for packaging that has a clear sustainability value is increasing, marking a very clear trend of innovation in the application of these materials.


Our team is dedicated to finding viable solutions for a transition from conventional plastics to more circular materials, such as compostable bioplastics. We are currently innovating in various applications such as:


  • Ecommerce packaging
  • Food wrappers
  • Agroplastics


The norms and laws of various countries are changing to promote compostable materials and their disposal; This forces the products, distributors and consumers of bags to migrate to these types of products.  Some examples of countries that have adopted a compostable plastics initiative: 


  • US Standard ASTM D6400 
  • Australian Standard – AS 4736 
  • European Norm: EN 13432 
  • Mexican Norm NMX-E-NYCE-273-2019 
  • Chilean legislation  Ley  21.100 
  • Colombian legislation  PL-2019-0724 

Our mission is to be the international leader in the supply of technically advanced sustainable resins made from renewable resources.