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Plastic bag ban in Austria

A ban on plastic carrier bags, except those fully biodegradable, will come into effect in Austria in 2020. Explanations From 1 January 2020, the placing on the market of plastic carrier bags is prohibited. The “placing on the market” can be understood as a transfer to a legal entity within Austria. Distance selling,
Logo der Behindertentagesstätte St. Pölten

Daycare centre for disabled people in St. Pölten

NaKu & The “Daycare Centre for disabled people in St. Pölten” Since NaKu id offering its bag rolls as a roll of 10, we are enthusiastic fans of our partner, the day care centre for the disabled people in St. Pölten! By working with the NaKu bag rolls, members are
Renewable compost bag

Plant your NaNa bag right

Our innovative NaNa bag is the first bag that decomposes AND creates a new plant. This bag is based on renewable raw materials and is 100% recyclable and compostable. Due to its natural origin, the NaNa bag is free from harmful substances and is suitable for contact with food. Renewable
Double Loop of Sustainability

The 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, where both loops are parallel to each other, NaKu manages
Recycling of natural polymers

Recycling process

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 in the recycling bin. With our products, sorting, recycling and
Bio-plastic made form corn starch

Raw materials

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. This corn originates from European agriculture and is GMO-free. In
Compounds for the production of bio-polymers

Material manufacturing

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 will be the source. However, bioplastics cannot be created using
Compostable Shopping Bag

Natural Polymers

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 percent renewable share can be called a biopolymer. There are
Advantages of natural polymers

Advantages of natural polymer

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 degradable in nature as well as in the human body.
Film blowing

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 meat grinder, but hot. NaKu mostly works with the following procedures: Injection molding:The
Biogredability of natural polymers

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 european standard EN 13432 and therefore fulfills the requirement to degrade to biogenic material within 90 days. Natural polymer is
Selfmade natural polymers

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