If half a past century designers example Verner Panton and Luigi Colani inspired people’s lounges with their brilliantly coloured elastic furniture it crossed no person’s idea that this marvel substance that may be shaped into any needed form would one day get to go a symbol of international trash and the ecological crisis.
But, there’s hope: for years today global substances producers have been processing sustainable options and they’re now available to establish biologically degradable plastics which may be applied for a reach of applications. The long-term target is to make those daily objects which now include countless substances from as some elements as possible ready to simplify reusing and speed up the natural degradation operation.
The properties of the substance are decided by the length and molecular structure of the chains. Relaying on the manufacturing procedure and the formulation of the substance they may be organized and optimised by additives such as natural fibers.
Making the substance is one material however discovering applications for it’s different, because the cost-intensive exploitation of recent production substances is just rationalized by their apply in series production. This is where the abilities of product architects and manufacturers get in – above all those who are targeting at better things.
One of these is the Swiss designer Beat Karrer, who join with the biochemist Michael Kangas experiments with recent theories for working biopolymers. The low-tech experiments in their Zurich witches’ kitchen created promising solutions and these were rapidly built on by cooperations with a number of substances producers and a explore institute.
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