We share the global concerns related to non-renewable, petrochemical-based plastics, because of the harm they do to our environment. We have therefore concentrated our efforts on developing a range of plastics made from renewable resources and materials classified as waste products. We were also concerned with what happens to the plastics when they came to the end of their useful life. So we have designed the plastics to be compostable and biodegradable.
Using Graphene as a reinforcing in our plastics improves their strength and mechanical properties. As well as producing tough plastics for ballistics and personal protection it also means we can produce electrically conductive polymers, films with good Oxygen barrier properties for food packaging, glues and gaskets.
Our plastics can be formed, blown and moulded like any petrochemical plastics which means that they can be turned into an enormous variety of finished products.
Our guiding principles when designing our plastics was, from the outset, that:
• They should not draw on petrochemical resources
• They do not interrupt the food chain
• They should be lightweight but very strong
• They should be able to be continuously produced using renewable resources
• They should not rely on any specialist equipment for production
• The raw materials should be available throughout the world
• They should reduce production energy costs
• They should reduce waste costs, in terms of money and to the environment
• They should reduce emissions
• They should reduce pollution.
• They should be lower cost or on par with petrochemical plastics
The Edison range of Graphene reinforced Bio-plastics extends the range and performance of ‘green’ polymers while keeping the price low.