Injection of bioplastics
Bio – polymers
Products made of bio-polymers are our contribution to the future of the planet.
The bio-polymers used to manufacture products in our factory are plant-based alternatives to conventional polymers derived from crude oil.
Many products, due to their intended use and the intended customer, must meet the most stringent standards in terms of quality requirements. This means that the raw materials of which they are made must be very carefully selected.
At the same time, both we, the manufacturers, and our customers would like to protect our planet and make it a friendly place to live in. The bio-polymers that our dummies are made of meet both these requirements.
They are of excellent quality and have the same properties as traditional polymers. Products made of them successfully pass all tests, and at the same time the process of producing the raw material is very economical for the environment. The production of bio-polymers consumes half the energy of conventional polymers. They are manufactured of 100% renewable raw materials – ethanol from sugar cane, which captures CO2. Replacing fossil fuels with renewable raw materials significantly contributes to reducing overall greenhouse gas emissions. Bio-based polymers are 100% recyclable.
PLA – polylactide is a bioplastic. It is a polymer obtained by biological synthesis from maize, sugar beet, potatoes or sugar cane. Polylactide produced by biological synthesis is biodegradable.
PLA is gaining popularity because it is thermoplastic, has good mechanical properties, is non-toxic and has biodegradable properties. Its production consumes 70% less energy than the production of "classic" plastic. PLA has found applications in many fields: human and veterinary medicine, tissue engineering, pharmaceuticals, and the packaging industry. PLA has a pleasant feel and low water absorption, which makes it ideal for many products. Polylactide is not flammable and does not produce smoke. It is very lightweight, UV resistant and provides excellent colour reproduction. PLA is used to manufacture catheters, sutures, orthopaedic screws, bags for fruit and vegetables, disposable cutlery, plates, trays, packaging, etc. However, it should be remembered that PLA products are sensitive to high temperatures, above 70 degrees Celsius. They are also not very resistant to mechanical damage.
Polylactide is glossy and transparent, like other plastics, and is an excellent alternative to many fossil-based plastics.