23 August 2014

colourful moulded potato starch

A truly sustainable alternative to plastic packaging, PaperFoam is produced from a mix of white powder starch, wood fibres, colouring and some proprietary ingredients. It is energy efficient to produce as raw material – requiring less energy to make than petroleum-based plastics – and derived from renewable sources. Similar to injection moulded wood, this material can be formed using conventional mass-production equipment. It is already used to package a range of products, from delicate electronics to supermarket food.   

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