Day to day there’s something impacting our environment, from plastic waste to air pollution. That’s why it’s so important to explore alternatives and where possible adopt newer technologies and materials.
Our factory partner Quinti actively works towards the protection of the environment, taking into consideration the impact of environmental resources from the initial stages of design and product development. Part of the Quinti Green Project, involved the installation of a new photovoltaic system of 75 kW, that maximizes energy efficiency across all production lines and the creation of their first 100% eco-friendly chair using biopolymers, a material obtained from renewable sources: DeepBio.
The biopolymers produced by Plantura are made from renewable raw materials such as corn starch, potato starch, and other plant-based sources. These biopolymers can be used in a variety of applications, including packaging, agriculture, and textiles. They are fully biodegradable and compostable, which makes them an environmentally friendly alternative to traditional petroleum-based plastics.
One of the key advantages of Plantura’s biopolymers is that they can be processed using traditional plastic manufacturing techniques, such as extrusion, injection molding, and thermoforming. This means that companies can switch to biopolymers without significant changes to their existing manufacturing processes.
DeepBio is a synthesis between a minimal, simple design and comfort made from a Plantura biopolymer providing the same thermo-mechanical properties of its sister chair DeepPP made from traditional plastic.
What are Biopolymers?
Plantura’s biopolymers come from 80% renewable sources which not only are particularly long-lasting over time, but they are also scratchproof, elastomer-modified, compostable, and up to 100° C heat resistant. The use of this material allows the reduction of CO2 emissions, maintaining the same strength guaranteed by plastic materials. It is precisely the composting process of this material, that is the ability to transform it into compost, through the biodegradation of organic materials in the presence of oxygen, which makes it perfect even for industrial use. Plantura is subject to a series of meticulous controls in accordance with EN 13432 European norms in terms of the eco-toxicity of the material.
To be more specific, Plantura biopolymers:
– are biodegradable: they are decomposable by 90% into CO2, water, and minerals, in 6 months;
– In 12 months, at least 97% of the product is decomposed in micro-particles that can be sifted.