Brad LaPray, the founder of BioLogiQ, was raised in Idaho. In his youth, Brad spent long hours working in the fields and fell in love with farming. He learned to work hard and developed an appreciation for nature that continues to motivate him today.
After spending twenty years working professionally on the East Coast, Brad returned to Idaho with a renewed passion for the agriculture industry and a newfound interest in bioplastics.
Bioplastics were not a new thing, but in 2010, Brad set out to make them better. In 2011, he started BioLogiQ with the intent of creating a useful plastic from the excess starch created during potato processing, which led to the invention of NuPlastiQ® BioPolymers.
Over the next five years (2011-2016), BioLogiQ focused on developing their unique NuPlastiQ® technology so that plastic manufacturers could use their existing equipment to make a wide variety of sustainable plastic products.
In 2017, several farms, including Wada Farms, launched production programs to sell fresh potatoes in bags made from the company's "Tater Made®" logo that were made from BioLogiQ's NuPlastiQ resin at Wal-Mart supercenters.
BioLogiQ has grown from a simple concept to an industry-leading sustainable bioplastic resin provider.
In 2020, BioLogiQ took the next step in its quest to make plastics better when the company entered the chemical recycling business. BioLogiQ partnered with Licella in Australia to accelerate the commercialization of breakthrough technology to chemically recycle any type of post-consumer plastic.
Cat-HTR™ technology recycles end-of-life plastics, which would otherwise be sent to landfill, back to the chemicals they originally came from. These chemicals can then be used to make new plastics, a truly circular solution for post-consumer plastic.
This collaboration represents an investment in our future. BioLogiQ customers will know they are supporting a bioplastics company that is as seriously committed to recycling as themselves. By accelerating and supporting the commercialization of chemical recycling, BioLogiQ takes another big step toward a sustainable plastics future. Learn more.