Category: Allgemein

Plastic bag ban in Austria

Nachhaltige Einkaufstüte zum Frischhalten

A ban on plastic carrier bags, except those fully biodegradable, will come into effect in Austria in 2020. Very light, biodegradable bags are excepted. Our solution can be found here: NaKu carrier bag light. Explanations From 1 January 2020, the placing on the market

The NaKu Double Loop

NaKu Double Loop

The special thing about our cycle is that we unite what is otherwise separate from each other: recycling and renewable. The NaKu Double Loop is a combination of a technical and a natural cycle. Unlike the Cradle to Cradle principle,

Recycling process

Recycling of natural polymers

The vision of NaKu is to combine bio and recycling. Natural polymers should primarily be recycled. The two supreme disciplines of sustainability are a combination of regrowth and recycling. Therefore, we would prefer to see our NaKu products ending up

Raw materials

Bio-plastic made form corn starch

Biopolymers can be produced from many different raw materials. All starch-containing plant products can be used as resources for natural polymers, including corn, potatoes, sunflowers, grain or sugar. NaKu uses a corn-based starch compound to produce their breathable fresh-storage bags.

Material manufacturing

Compounds for the production of bio-polymers

The basis of a natural polymer is a renewable raw material that is refined into a compound. The compound is a fine, grainy substance that can be further processed. Depending on its intended use, either corn starch or lactic acid

Natural Polymers

Compostable Shopping Bag

The term “biopolymers” is broad and abstract. There is no uniform or legal definition. All products that are either made from renewable raw material or are biodegradable can be considered biopolymers. That means that even PVC with only a 20

Advantages of natural polymer

Advantages of natural polymers

Why should I buy NaKu products? Natural polymers produced by NaKu have numerous advantages over traditional material. NaKu is non-toxicTraditional polymers can emit pollutants like plasticisers (bisphenol A) to their surroundings. In contrast, all components of natural polymers are readily

Production

Film blowing

To process natural polymer into a desired form, there are different methods that are ideal for each area of application. Each procedure starts with the fusing of the compound in a machine that works similarly to a meat grinder, but

Biodegradability

Biogredability of natural polymers

There are several options to make use of NaKu products at the end of their life cycle. Natural polymer is biodegradable. This means that it is compostable in accordance to european standard EN 13432 and therefore fulfills the requirement to

Make NaKu yourself

Selfmade natural polymers

First, mix 1/4 liter of whole milk with two tablespoons of vinegar in a pot and heat it. Make sure that the mixture does not cook! Stir constantly during heating. The milk flocks out and first lumps of natural plastic