Blue Ocean

Polluted streets and beaches, giant plastic islands and microplastic in our food – that are the consequences of our immense plastic consumption. Many generations after us will live with them because plastic needs up to a few hundred years to be removed completely. Anyway plastic comes along with us in many ways. Thar causes another problem: plastic is made of mineral oil which is a finite resource. Due to our high consumption our reservoirs will be gone someday.

For these reasons we dealt with the topic sustainability in the last year and alternatives to conventional plastic. After a long development time, we are proud to announce our new series Blue Ocean. The use of bioplastic combined the claim for sustainability and high quality.

Polluted streets and beaches, giant plastic islands and microplastic in our food – that are the consequences of our immense plastic consumption. Many generations after us will live with them because plastic needs up to a few hundred years to be removed completely. Anyway plastic comes along with us in many ways. Thar causes another problem: plastic is made of mineral oil which is a finite resource. Due to our high consumption our reservoirs will be gone someday.

For these reasons we dealt with the topic sustainability in the last year and alternatives to conventional plastic. After a long development time, we are proud to announce our new series Blue Ocean. The use of bioplastic combined the claim for sustainability and high quality.

What is bioplastic?

Bioplastic is made partial or exclusive of renewable raw materials. They can be extracted from a variety of plants. Depending on the material and manufacturing they can have different characteristics. Because thereby you can adjust for example the durability and the elasticity bioplastic can be established in diverse ways.

Sugar Cane: sustainable, resource-efficient, biodegradable

When producing sugar out of sugar cane a huge amount of bagasse arises. On a ton of sugar come about 1/3 ton of the side product. Bagasse is by no means a waste product but versatile. Often it is used directly by industry as an energy source and converted into heat or electricity. Since the bagasse has a high percentage of cellulose, it can also be processed into paper. Another use is the production of bioplastic for packaging and other products.

Bioplastics which are made of sugar cane are characterized by high strength and transparency. Altogether it is very similar to conventional plastic. In contrast, however, it is biodegradable. Within a few weeks, sugarcane products can be dissipated in industrial composting factories at high humidity and temperature. Nevertheless, bioplastic is very stable in normal environment and is ideally suited as the basis of various everyday objects.

 

How does sugar cane become bioplastic?

In the production of sugar, the sugar cane is first squeezed out. The leaking juice is collected and processed into sugar. What is left over are the fibrous remains, the bagasse. To convert them to bioplastic, they are chopped into very small pieces. Then natural binders are mixed in to produce a cellulose pulp. This intermediate can then be poured and pressed to create any new shape.

Blue Ocean Serie

The sharpener and drawing instruments are made of bioplastic only. That’s why they are eco-friendly and sustainable. Anyway their robustness and longevity is as good as the traditional ones.

2-in-1 K2 Blue Ocean

Art. Nr. 371.02.21
 
Sharpener with container

208 K2 Blue Ocean

Art. Nr. 371.01.21

Sharpener with container

CUB3

Art. Nr. 103.75.21
   
Sharpener with container for  Ø3, 2mm, 8mm and 11mm pencils

L1 15cm Blue Ocean

Art. Nr. 371.03.11
15cm ruler

262 Blue Ocean

Art. Nr. 371.04.11
Triangle protractor