Standard plastics today are mainly made from crude oil, which is harmful to the environment in many ways and fluctuates greatly in price. That's why we started working on alternatives early on. Here our focus is on processing plastics that are bio-based. These are plastics made from renewable raw materials that are biodegradable. For this purpose, we mainly process natural fiber PLA and wood lignin granules in injection molding to form molded parts.
Mouldings made from organic granules have decisive advantages, as they result in important components with significant properties. In addition, they are 100% biodegradable, 100% petroleum-free, 100% made from renewable raw materials and largely CO2-neutral.
Natural Fiber PLANatural fiber reinforced PLA consists of natural fibers (hemp, flax) and a mineral oil free polyactide matrix. Polyactide is based on polylactid acid which is derived from sugar and polymerized into PLA. This creates a 100% biodegradable and compostable molded part which can be produced thermally by injection molding. Therefore, molded parts made from natural fiber reinforced PLA can be used without restriction in the most sensitive environmental fields. Additionally, the mechanical characteristics can be significantly improved using fiber reinforcement.
Wood Lignin-Based GranulatesWood lignin granulates consist of 100% renewable resources and are biodegradable. Part of this material is lignin, which is the second most abundant polymer in nature after cellulose. Lignin is a by-product of the wood and pulp industry. The lignin is mixed with natural fibers and natural additives, this way a fiber composite material is created, that can be molded under at high temperatures and pressure.