Our network, vision & development

BioBag International AS (BioBag hereafter) is a world-leading company in the development, production, and marketing of certified compostable and biodegradable products. We have a worldwide network of sales and production partners. BioBag’s compostable and biodegradable product range is the most comprehensive and extensive in the market. Our main goals combine concentrating on the quality of existing products and the innovation of
new products and concepts. The BioBag brand is the most recognized brand in our line of business.

BioBag is a 100% privately owned company. Our principal shareholder is an industrial investor, and the BioBag management group primarily holds the remaining shares.

We’ve designed a targeted approach of partnering with synergistically aligned companies across the globe to reach thousands of customers worldwide. The main strategy behind our partner concept is “Think Globally – Act Locally”.


BioBag (formerly known as PolarGruppen) was established in 1959, producing a variety of polyethylene bags, sacks, and films. The product line, BioBag, based on renewable raw materials was introduced in 1993. In 1997, the new owners defined a clear strategy: To become the world’s leading company within bioplastics production, sales and marketing. Polyethylene production was completely phased out in 2003. BioBag then focused solely on compostable and biodegradable products.

BioBag continues to define our strategy by concentrating our efforts towards industries within waste management, retail, HORECA, industrial applications and agriculture.

BioBag’s Mission

BioBag develops, produces, and markets the best bio-based products for industries within waste management, retail, HORECA, industrial applications, and agriculture while maintaining a primary focus on using renewable, biodegradable, and compostable raw materials.

BioBag’s Vision

BioBag is a leading company in compostable and biodegradable products to the industries within waste management, retail, HORECA, industrial applications, and agriculture. Through high quality products, innovation, and education,
BioBag encourages a profitable and more environmental-friendly use of biodegradable and compostable products.


BioBag International’s headquarter is based in Askim. We have subsidiaries in Norway, Sweden, Denmark, Ireland, Estonia, Finland and USA, and partners representing BioBag International in many countries.

Please see contact details for all locations and partners


In January 2021 Novamont acquires BioBag and strengthens its leadership and global presence. The operation creates the most vertically integrated group in the bioplastics industry. Novamont is a world leader in the development and production of biochemicals and compostable bioplastics. Read more in our blog post: NOVAMONT ACQUIRES BIOBAG AND STRENGTHENS ITS LEADERSHIP AND GLOBAL PRESENCE



BioBag as registered trademark:

In the following countries we have registered BioBag as trademark:

United States