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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


Gertol Ab                                              2209                         61.96%
Johansen & Jansen Invest AS                   802                         22.5%
Billerudkorsnäs Ab                                   360                         10.1%
Arbiensgt. 8 AS                                       100                           2.8%
Caroline Westerlund Förvaltning Ab             47                          1.32%
Ulrika Westerlund Förvaltning Ab                 47                          1.32%

Total 3565 shares = 100%


Roy Sparre Enger, Chairman of the Board
Anders Fransson
Magnus Olsson

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