Aduro Biopolymers
Feather Fibre Feather Fibre


Feathers are in abundant supply around the world.

In New Zealand about 50,000 tons of chicken feathers are produced each year, and in the USA an astounding 3 billion pounds (1,360,000 metric tons) are produced. Some feathers are turned into feather meal which can be used as a fertilizer and as an additive to feed chickens, pigs fish and cattle however a significant volume is incinerated or disposed of in landfills.

Aduro Biopolymers is working with Eastern Bioplastics, a company based in Virginia USA, who have developed an oil absorbent product range superior in performance to many other products in the market. The FeatherSorbâ„¢ range of products are an environmentally-friendly cost-effective industrial absorbent product range engineered to provide better absorbency and cost performance for fuel, oil, paint and chemical solvent spills and clean up applications. FeatherSorbâ„¢ is made from poultry feathers which are processed into a Feather Intermediate ("FI") with extraordinary properties and characteristics including absorbency, buoyancy, insulation against heat and cold, flame resistance, and filtration.

Contact us to obtain FeatherSorbâ„¢ samples for trial at your premises.