The Next Generation

Xampla has created the world’s first plant protein material for commercial use.

Our next generation material performs like synthetic polymers, but decomposes naturally and fully, without harming the environment.

Our mission is to replace the everyday single-use plastics you see all around, like sachets and flexible packaging films. And the less obvious, such as microplastics within liquids and lotions.

How to pronounce Xampla [‘Zam-pluh’]


Microplastics are commonly added to fabric softeners, shampoos and cosmetics, agricultural and industrial products.

Many end up end up in the ocean, where they are ingested by marine life, blocking digestion, affecting nutrition and working their way up the food chain, potentially to humans. Every year, Europe alone releases a bulk amount of microplastics into the environment equivalent to 10bn plastic bottles.

See how we are helping manufacturers make the transition from traditional plastics to a high performance, non-synthetic alternative:

The hidden plastic inside products – and us

our products and services


Supramolecular Engineered Protein

Xampla offers a natural solution to industry partners.

Xampla has created the world’s first replacements for plastic made from plant protein, the highest performing natural polymer. Our technology is adaptable and flexible in application, and we work with clients to deliver bespoke solutions to replace plastics in their products, whilst ensuring no compromise on performance or customer experience.


Xampla develops protein materials to provide solutions to meet industry’s needs.

See how our revolutionary new Supramolecular Engineered Protein is leveraging plant protein’s natural ability to self-assemble into strong and flexible replacements for single-use plastic.

Plant protein material: How we create it

A White Paper on Xampla’s science is available on request for partners and customers, and Xampla’s academic founder Professor Tuomas Knowles introduces the science behind the company here.


Read our recent updates

Tomorrow’s food packaging today: Xampla’s edible film arrives in kitchens

Marc Rodríguez Garcia, CTO at Xampla writes… As a protein scientist, I’m more used to science labs and academic conferences ...
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Xampla CTO, Mark Rodriguez Garcia, has been invited to speak today at the Environmental Packaging Summit. Marc will address the ...
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Our CEO Simon Hombersley was invited by British Private Equity & Venture Capital Association to contribute to the COP26 debate ...
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Xampla at the Science Museum for half term

The Science Museum has invited Xampla, creator of natural alternatives to single-use plastic, to be a key exhibitor in its ...
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about us


Xampla is a spin-out from the University of Cambridge. 

Xampla’s team combines industry experience and scientific excellence.  The company is led by technology entrepreneur Simon Hombersley (CEO), co-founder Dr Marc Rodriguez Garcia (CTO) and experienced finance professional Allan Rowley (CFO)


Details of our full team and non-exec directors are here


If you have any questions about our products you can either email us directly at info@xampla.com or give us a call on +44 (0)1223 827 140 to arrange a meeting.

We’re located at the BioInnovation Centre, 25 Cambridge Science Park Road, Cambridge CB4 0FW

For media enquiries please contact media@xampla.com.

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