Bioplastics are a variety of plastics derived from renewable biomass sources, such as plant starches or microorganisms, rather than fossil-fuel plastics which are derived from oil. Bioplastics represent a relatively new and very promising field of modern biotechnology. Although they are increasingly used in some areas such as disposable goods and packaging, use of bioplastics in durable consumer goods are still very limited; because many currently available bioplastics lack the performance and ease of processing of traditional oil based plastics.
At bioserie, we develop our own, proprietary material blends that contain one of the highest performance bioplastic resins available today – Ingeo™ by Natureworks LLC – and other cutting edge plant based materials sourced globally from expert suppliers. The resulting all plant based innovative material blends allow bioserie to offer such stylish, lightweight and durable protective covers for mobile devices.
In fact, our new bioplastic iPhone and Samsung Galaxy S3 covers made of specially modified Ingeo biopolymer is one of the first applications of high heat performance PLA resin to durable consumer goods. Able to withstand sustained temperatures of at least 80 degrees Centigrade, our material also has significantly better mechanical properties compared to our earlier biopolymer raw materials. This exclusive material is a proud addition to our achievements, and a forerunner of further exciting developments in our R&D pipeline.
As a consequence of our commitment to research and development efforts, bioserie bioplastic covers have not only created a truly eco-friendly category within the mobile device accessories business, we also became pioneers of successfully applying bioplastics to manufacture of durable consumer products.
Stay tuned for more bioserie products soon!