Our mission is to use the power of science, design and nature to help businesses innovate their product offering and encourage positive change to consumer behaviour to have less impact on the environment.

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Futurity Manufacturing is a bioplastics manufacturing company, owned and operated in New Zealand.

Our facility processes advanced biomaterials into plastics components for a variety of industries and sectors. We are product designers and engineers, with the manufacturing capability to create more environmentally friendly products for businesses and consumers to use.

Products for the future.

Our Products


100% Plant-Based and Reusable Cup

This injection moulded application is made from a highly durable biobased high-density polyethylene. Futurity chose to work with a renewable material rather than a traditional petrochemical-based polymer to eliminate the need for use of fossil-fuel derived plastics and help to keep our oil in the ground, where it belongs.

Extensive testing and research was undertaken, utilising numerous grades of materials to ensure safety, durability and functionality. This biobased polymer is physically and chemically identical to petrochemical HDPE and is 100% kerbside recyclable as a number 2 in New Zealand and Australia. 

The cups have been designed in two different sizes - 285ml and 425ml brimful. Futurity are supplying these cups on a rental or wholesale basis to their clients in New Zealand and Australia. For rental products, a cleaning factory has been established in order to sort, wash and store these reusable products. All damaged cups are collected and recycled by Futurity, and turned into post-consumer HDPE, ready to be made into new products.

Please contact our sales team for pricing and further information.

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100% Biobased Bottle and Cap

Our breakthrough bottle and cap is New Zealand’s first 100% plant-based, commercially compostable solution to reach the market. This product is made from a proprietary blend of biobased materials, derived from natural resources and is designed to be commercially compostable into biomass, carbon dioxide and water.

Unlike traditional plastic water bottles, the bottle does not require labels or adhesives to be removed before commercially composting. Instead, Futurity Manufacturing’s unique digital printing system prints biodegradable inks directly onto the front and back of each bottle.

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100% Compostable and Durable Cutlery Set

Futurity Manufacturing developed a 100% biobased, reusable and compostable cutlery set to be utilised for events, conventions, aviation and the outdoors.

Futurity Manufacturing, Talbot Technologies and Globex Engineering designed, prototyped, developed and trialed a unique bioplastic compound capable of withstanding the conditions of a dishwasher.

The development of this product was completed within twelve weeks from concept through to production. This included the approval of the chosen material, tooling design and production and commissioning. This product was initially prototyped as a pilot product for a large New Zealand business.

The compostable and durable cutlery set can be customised and embossed with a logo to create a unique product for our clients.

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Our Services

Product Development

Initial Project

Here we define the scope of the project, whether it is an idea in your head, on the back of an envelope, or an already produced product looking to change to a better material. Once defined we either start here or jump to wherever you are along the development journey

This Includes
  • Look, feel & textures
  • Performance targets
  • Life cycle & ideal end-of-life
  • Functionality & users
  • Initial material options
  • Sales/volume targets
  • Budget
  • Markets
Concept Design & Development

Here we refine the thinking and design of ideas to meet the project outcomes. Landing on the most promising solutions for further development.

This Includes
  • Concept development
  • Prototyping
  • Material identification and selection
  • Product renders & presentations
  • Pricing and performance analysis
  • End-of-life considerations
  • Initial life cycle assessment
Product Development & Engineering

The most promising designs in Stage 2 are taken forward for further development. Here we do further design prototyping, user testing, engineering, and analysis to decide on the final materials, solution and most efficient manufacturing methods.

This Includes
  • Further prototyping, testing and development
  • Initial design for manufacture considerations
  • Final material selection and validation
  • Final design decision
Design for Manufacture

The final solution is identified and taken forwards for design for manufacture where we do the final engineering and assessment to ensure that the product and its components can be tooled and prepared for large or small scale production. Working closely with our range of tool producers to find the best cost and quality for your needs.

This Includes
  • Final DFM analysis
  • Part production and price analysis
  • Tool development and selection
  • Tool order
Manufacturing, Quality Assurance & Support

Once the design is complete and tooling commissioned we begin commercial production to meet your market demands. We work closely with you to establish and implement quality protocols and reliable product production and delivery to you or your market.

This Includes
  • Quality assurance protocols
  • Tool commissioning
  • Production trial
  • Production scheduling
  • Production support
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Sectors We Work With

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Our Partners

We collaborate with local and global partners to continue evolving and deliver leading innovation.


Globex specialises in solving problems through intelligent mechanical engineering. With a wide range of clients, working across a number of industries, Globex has the knowledge and experience to bring ideas and concepts to life.


Ekos is a social enterprise that develops, pilots and scales up innovative approaches to financing a sustainable future. Ekos work to create self-sustaining forest carbon projects and programmes. They are all locally owned, developed collaboratively, and as much as possible, locally delivered.

Thinkstep ANZ

Thinkstep ANZ enables organisations worldwide to succeed sustainably. Their industry-leading sustainability software, data and consulting services help businesses drive operational excellence, product innovation, brand value and regulatory compliance.


Avient exists to conquer challenges and unlock the potential of innovation and sustainability everywhere on earth. Avient connect exceptional people, ideas, and science to create specialised and sustainable materials that enhance performance and protect the environment.


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Rupert Paterson

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Jacob Kohn

Director and Co-founder

For all enquiries please send us an email - we look forward to hearing from you.

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