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05-21-2015

Coconuts and Clean Water

PLA Designer Filters

Glass carafe with water filter made from PLA bioplastic ­(figure: Soma

Soma designers spent a long time searching for a suitable material for a filter unit. It needed to be functional, but also made from renewable raw materials and biodegradable. They eventually obtained what they were looking for from bioplastic specialist FKuR Kunststoff GmbH, Willich, Germany. The Bio-Flex S 9533 bioplastic used in the manufacture of the water filter was developed in cooperation with the Fraunhofer Institute for Environment, Safety and Energy Technology (Umsicht) and FKuR and is based on the bioplastic PLA (polylactic acid). The filter unit is composed of a casing made from fully biodegradable Bio-Flex S 9533. It contains natural absorbent carbon derived from coconut shells to clean the water.

Translated from Kunststoffe 5/2015, p. 12.

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FKuR - Kunststoff GmbH

Siemensring 79
DE 47877 Willich
Tel.: 02154 9251-0
Fax: 02154 428823

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