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History2019-03-26T16:46:03+00:00

Born from passion for innovation

Already in the 1950’s, polythene bags and films were produced on the site. Unfortunately, this business went bankrupt in 1982.

Immediately, Gaston Vanderlinden seized the opportunity and restarted the business under a new name : “Jemaco”. Continuous product innovation with a focus on environmental benefits and ease of use as well as flexibility and high product quality made the company’s fame. Always on the lookout for new opportunities, the company was an early adopter of compostable plastics.

The production of compostable bags and films was launched in 2004. In close co-operation with different international commercial players, a strong position in a growing market was built. In 2008, the company decided to fully focus all efforts on this market, with the objective to eventually discontinue all business in traditional plastics. Only four years later, in 2012, this became reality. Since, the company exclusively focuses on compostable products, made from renewable, natural resources. Consequently, Jemaco changed its name to the significant “The Compost Bag Company”.

Today, 35 people work at The Compost Bag Company site in Herent and our products are being used in over 25 countries on 3 continents. In 2017, the company celebrated its 35th anniversary.

Timeline

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1982

Serial entrepreneur Gaston Vanderlinden founds Jemaco.

1982 – 1994

Jemaco regularly surprises the markets as being one of the most ingeneous innovators, both in the products and in the services it supplies.

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1996

Erik Vanderlinden becomes CEO after his father’s sudden death.

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1997

Jemaco is awarded the ISO-9001 certificate for its quality management system.

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1999

A first test run of compostable materials is made

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2004

Jemaco is awarded the ISO-14001 certificate for its environmental management system. Production of compostable products on an industrial scale starts

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2008

With turnover from compostable products growing steadily at 35% p.a., the company decides to henceforth fully concentrate all efforts on these innovative products.

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2012

Jemaco changes name to The Compost Company. It now exclusively processes compostable materials made from renewable sources

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2017

The Compost Bag Company celebrates its 35th anniversary and opens its doors to the general public on October 1st.

2020

The Compost Bag Company is widely recognized as a leading player on the European market of biodegradable and compostable bags and films made from renewable materials

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