What is LIMEX

LIMEX is made mainly from limestone.
It is an environmentally and economically viable new material
that can substitute paper and plastic.

LIME Our Earth, the planet of stones. Limestone deposit
  • LIMEX's International Patent
  • In 2014, LIMEX was registered to be patented in Japan.
    LIMEX patents are submitted in over 40 countries
    and have already been approved in over 30 countries.
    We plan on exporting the LIMEX production technology
    and its brand as a Japan-born technology.
    Our goal is for LIMEX to be a common material.
We make the most use of resources and regenerate its value sustainably. Circular economy is our future.
The Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) are a collection of 17 global goals set by the United Nations Sustainable Development Summit in September 2015. The SDGs cover a broad range of social and economic development issues and aim to solve them by 2030. LIMEX can contribute to achieving 8 goals out of 17.
Biodegradable LIMEX - the world needs it.
Today more and more countries are banning the use of petroleum-based plastic items such as boxes and dishes. As of today LIMEX is made primarily from limestone and partly from Polyolefin resin. In order to prevent further micro plastic issues from happening TBM is currently developing biodegradable LIMEX, made from 100% biodegradable materials; limestone and bio-based materials.

We make the most use of resources and regenerate its value sustainably.
Circular economy is our future.

Beyond recycling - Upcycling
It is the process of converting discarded materials into the products of higher quality or value than the original. In case of LIMEX, used LIMEX sheet (paper alternative) is up-cycled into LIMEX pellet (plastic alternative).
Future LIMEX
By 2030 EU Committee aims to achieve the society where plastic package will no longer be used and people recycle all of the plastics. We see there’s a great demand for LIMEX. We will propose upcycling of LIMEX in countries with recycling infrastructure. In countries where the recycling infrastructure is not yet developed or for single use applications, we will introduce biodegradable LIMEX.