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Bioplastic enclosures

Bioplastic Enclosures

We now offer our enclosures molded in a bioplastic material. The SOFT-CASE series is available from stock, and many of our other standard plastic enclosures can be molded on demand. (See list below) The biomaterial is entirely manufactured from renewable raw materials and is formulated to replace the fossil plastics currently being used.

Unlike conventional raw materials, bioplastics are largely CO2-neutral, irrespective of their subsequent utilization. After they have been used, materials made from plants release only the same amount of CO2 as they absorbed from the atmosphere during their growth phase.

After comprehensive tests with many different types of biomaterials, our engineers decided in favor of the BIOGRADE® C7500 plastic produced by FKuR Kunststoff GmbH. This is obtained from almost 100% renewable raw materials - the initial products are cotton or wood. At the start of the process, the purified cellulose is esterified to obtain cellulose acetate (CA), which is then only slightly modified. This material has similar properties to ABS and can be processed using the normal injection molding method.

For indoor applications there are no restrictions to the life cycle of the enclosure. The heat distortion temperature is as high as 123°C. Customer-specific coloring is also possible through the use of 15 natural dyes.

Parts made of BIOGRADE® are biodegradable. After the biomaterial has been crushed mechanically, it is broken down into its non-toxic initial products by micro-organisms. If it is to be utilized thermally at the end of its useful life, this also guarantees carbon-neutral energy.

The environmental advantages of this recycling method are obvious. However, bioplastics have not only ecological advantages. They also help to preserve our raw material deposits and reduce our dependence on petroleum.

Technical Data
Biograde V2091 Material Datasheet (PDF)

Enclosures in Bioplastic material (In stock)

Enclosures in Bioplastic material  (To order)

For more information contact our sales team