Materialentwicklung Biokomposite Nachhaltigkeit
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Biocomposites explained

FluidSolids, just like any other material, has its very own, specific characteristics. Find out here, what can and what can’t be done.

General Qs

What are the biocomposites made of?

  • FluidSolids® is made of residuals or waste materials from renewable resources.

Is it possible to get FluidSolids® as a semi-finished product such as sheets or pipes

  • No, the material is made into a granulate and is then processed with the methods common in the plastics industry.

How is FluidSolids® dyed to get the specified color?

  • Natural and/or mineral pigments are used that are harmless for the environment.

How much does FluidSolids® cost?

  • The prices are comparable to those for technical, petroleum-based plastics.

What are the main differences of FluidSolids® compared to other bio-plastics?

  • The mechanical and ecological characteristics are a cut above the rest.

How do I dispose of FluidSolids®?

  • The material may go into your domestic compost bin or be disposed of with your household waste. It is possible to create formulations that can be added to your waste paper recycling.

Can FluidSolids® be recycled?

  • Yes, any manufacturing/production waste can be recycled without problem.

Technology

Is it possible to reduce the weight of components with FluidSolids®?

  • Yes. The excellent mechanical properties make it possible to construct thinner and thus lighter components.

How is FluidSolids® processed?

  • The granulates are processed using the standard methods used in industrial mass production.

Is FluidSolids® suitable as a product in contact with food?

  • Yes, it is possible to create formulations that are suitable for food contact.

Sustainability

What about the environmental impact?

  • FluidSolids® is very sustainable, both in terms of carbon footprint and overall environmental impact.

How does FluidSolids® break down?

  • Under aerobic conditions it breaks down completely without creating any micro plastic.

What happens if FluidSolids® ends up in the ocean?

  • Within a short period of time the material dissolves into its non-toxic parts.

Does FluidSolids® compete with land for food production?

  • No, the biocomposite does not consist of starch or sugar and therefore does not take up agricultural land.

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