Recycling process

The vision of NaKu is to combine bio and recycling. Natural polymers should primarily be recycled. The two supreme disciplines of sustainability belong to a combination of regrowth and recycling. Therefore, we prefer to see our NaKu products in the synthetic material garbage bin. With our products, sorting, recycling and

Raw materials

Biopolymers can be produced from many different raw materials. All starch-containing plant products can be used as resources for natural polymer, including corn, potatoes, sunflowers, grain or sugar. NaKu uses a corn-based starch compound to produce their breathable fresh-storage bags. This corn originates from European agriculture and is GMO-free. In

Material manufacturing

The basis of natural polymer is 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 will be the source. However, bioplastics cannot be created using only these

Natural Polymers

The term “Biopolymers” is broad and abstract. There is no uniform definition yet. All products that are either made from renewable raw material or are biodegradable can be considered biopolymers. That means that even PVC, with only 20 percent renewable share, can be called a biopolymer. Therefore, a lot of

Advantages of natural polymer

Why should I buy NaKu products? Natural polymer produced by NaKu has numerous advantages over traditional material. NaKu is non-toxicTraditional polymers can emit pollutants like plasticizers (bisphenol A) to their surroundings. In contrast, all components of natural polymer are readily degradable in nature as well as in the human body.

Production

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 heated meat grinder. NaKu mostly works with the following procedures: Injection molding: The

Biodegradability

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 the DIN standard EN 13432 and therefore fulfills the requirement to degrade to biogenic material within 90 days. Natural polymer

Make NaKu yourself

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 are being formed. Use a sieve to remove these flakes