Cellulose Plastic Cup

MILK MaterialLab Agriplast Biowert
MILK MaterialLab Agriplast Biowert

Grass Used In Making Bioplastic

AgriPlast consists of up to 75% cellulose obtained from regional meadow grass. This is embedded in a thermoplastic matrix, which can be made of recycled materials, PP, PE, PCL or biodegradable plastics.

AgriPlast has a finely grained, natural-looking surface and, like plastic, can be colored as desired. The substance is extremely resilient, versatile, easy to process and suitable for both injection molding and extrusion. By combining thermoplastics (i.e. PLA, LDPE and PP) with the natural fiber cellulose, it has high dimensional stability at both high and low temperatures. The tough natural fibers provide greatly improved abrasion resistance that reduces wear, especially in mechanical engineering and construction applications.

Despite a high fiber content, AgriPlast has very good flow properties and can be used without problems for thin-walled molded parts.

Product Name: AgriPlast
Manufacturer: Biowert
Project Status: Concept // Prototype // Market Ready // Series Production Ready

Source: Peters, Sascha: Materialrevolution I. Sustainable and multifunctional materials for design and architecture, Basel 2014, p. 39.
Image source: Biowert