August 4, 2022
Ecosynthetix Chooses Burlington’s Supportive Business Climate
Ecosynthetix produces bio-based polymers, which are chemicals or ingredients that replace traditional petroleum-based chemicals. In addition to providing a renewable alternative, their products also replace harmful carcinogens such as formaldehyde, which is often used as the glue to hold particleboard together. Recently, Ecosynthetix launched a game-changing new chemistry that will substantially strengthen paper-based products, such as tissue and cardboard.
Ecosynthetix relocated to Burlington from the United States in 2011, and since then has continued to grow. Burlington’s supportive business climate for clean tech businesses from all levels of government was a significant factor in their decision-making process. The city’s close proximity to some of the top post-secondary schools in North America, as well as its connectivity to Toronto and the rest of the Greater Toronto Area, have continued to support their growth over the years.
These factors have contributed greatly to Ecosynthetix’s ability to not only stay competitive but become leaders in their industry. Strategic partnerships with global powerhouses like DOW Chemical and IKEA are just a couple of examples of how Ecosynthetix is solving big problems. Their innovative products will create positive change across multiple industries that are recognizing the need for more sustainable solutions.
When they are not busy pioneering renewable alternatives, Ecosynthetix employees love visiting the waterfront in Burlington and enjoying the city trails that run within walking distance from the company’s headquarters.
The decision to relocate to Burlington was a great one. Connectivity to talent and key markets, a quality of life that is second to none, and a supportive business climate have all played a key role in the continued growth of Ecosynthetix, another innovative company we are proud to have right here in Burlington.
“Burlington is much more than a bedroom community to Toronto. There is a clever business mindset in Burlington which has fostered some successful light industry, like our business. This makes it a place where people can truly live and work.”