Natural Polymers – definition
The NaKu plastic cross
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 therefore many different forms of biopolymers with different characteristics (see diagram).
NaKu’s natural polymers fulfill both requirements. NaKu products are made only of renewable resources, fully degradable materials AND are biodegradable.
Modern technology allows for the production of different biopolymers. These are usually made of plants from native crops like potatoes, corn, or grain. Bio-based polymers manufactured that way are very similar to their conventional counterparts. They can be processed with the same technology and machines.
The difference is that if our natural polymer is exposed to a combination of sun, humidity and bacteria, it rots completely. Therefore, your NaKu products, always made from natural polymers, can be disposed of with the household waste or be composted. However, our 100 percent biodegradable products should not be carelessly discarded. In this way, waste stays in the generation that caused it.
It is the goal of NaKu to use the environmentally friendly and resource-saving technology of biopolymers to create everyday products on a highly progressive standard.
Scope of application:
Natural polymers have a wide range of industrial applications due to their degradability and high biocompatibility. They are ideal for everyday products with shorter periods of use, including shopping bags, foils, cups, party dishes, disposable products, hygiene products, dissolving stitches, bags for fruit, vegetables or bread, and even baby food.