Origin is a new kind of chemical company, focused on the future of materials science. By finding value in underutilized feedstocks like cardboard, wood waste and agricultural residues, we invent new and better materials for humanity.
If you want to do chemistry right, the business model—and just about everything else—has to change. So we’re doing something new: We apply agile processes and collaborative working relationships to the chemical industry. This novel approach—we call it Dynamic Chemistry—informs everything we do, from hiring, to scaling up, to R&D. Dynamic Chemistry allows us to uncover great value on the frontier of materials, for ourselves, our customers, and the world.
Over ten years and hundreds of experiments, we've explored an area of chemistry that for a century was thought to be too challenging. The result? We've unlocked furan chemistry and unleashed its potential to the market. Our reactions are more efficient, with higher yields, fewer process steps, and better economics than traditional approaches.
We’re creating a distributed, flexible network of manufacturing nodes. We’re sourcing the best chemical talent from around the world. And we’re partnering with companies like Nestlé and Danone that share our vision for innovation.
Whether your challenge is manufacturing thinner bottles, making your chemicals safer and better, or decreasing your reliance on petroleum to stabilize pricing—we’re here to help great companies finish first.