What are Biocomposites?
Biocomposites are simply an alternative material that combines natural fibers with plastics creating what we call sustainable plastic or alternative plastic. The natural fibers used in plastic biocomposites can include materials such as wood, bamboo, and starch. These fibers are mixed with plastic to create a material that combines the desirable properties of both natural fibers and plastic.
RRAJ Bioplast is the leading sustainable plastic granule manufacturer. We manufacture Wood Plastic Composite (WPC), Bamboo Plastic Composite (BPC) and Starch Plastic Composite (SPC) granules for a wide variety of uses. Our sustainable plastic granules are injection moulding and extrusion friendly.
Achieving Zero Waste through Biocomposites
It is critical to achieve zero waste for a circular economy. Sustainable plastic biocomposites help to promote a circular economy, as they create a market for natural fibers that can be sustainably sourced. The natural fillers like wood and bamboo are the byproduct of handicraft industry, and therefore divert a valuable resource away from the landfill contributing to circular economy initiatives and goals.
Hence, one of the primary advantages of sustainable plastic granules is their sustainability. Traditional composite materials often use non-renewable resources that have a high carbon footprint and can cause significant environmental damage. In contrast, our sustainable plastic granules use natural materials that are renewable and biodegradable, which reduces their environmental impact and are a perfect alternative to virgin plastic.
Biocomposites offer tremendous options to product designers as it is possible to make biocomposites in any colour, just like traditional plastics. Some fibres like wood and bamboo in the biocomposite can be highly visible, like you see in wood decking, making them aesthetically like traditional wood and bamboo. While starch affords the manufacturers to produce products where the natural component is not visible.
Therefore, biocomposites are gaining popularity in various industries due to their sustainable and environmentally friendly properties. Wood Plastic Composite and Bamboo Plastic Composite can be used to manufacture products that have excellent strength and durability. While at the same time they are biodegradable and have a lower carbon footprint.
RRAJ Bioplast’s sustainable plastic granules offer excellent mechanical properties, making them suitable for a wide range of applications. They are commonly used in the automotive and construction industries, where they can be used for interior components, such as dashboards and insulation, as well as exterior components such as panels and roofing tiles. Wood plastic composite granules and bamboo plastic composite granules are also used in consumer goods, such as furniture and packaging materials. The use of sustainable plastic biocomposites in these applications not only offers superior performance but also reduces the environmental impact of these products, making them a more sustainable option.
Sustainable Plastic Biocomposites: The Future
The use of biocomposites can help to reduce the environmental impact of manufacturing processes and products, making them a promising solution for sustainable development. Manufacturers can make products using RRAJ Bioplast’s sustainable plastic granules with ease as it does not require investments on specialised machinery. The sustainable plastic granules run using the existing machinery set up.
Whether your product is a durable good intended for repeated use over many years or is single use, a biocomposite is the right material to achieve not only reduction in plastics usage but also to create market differentiation with a more natural aesthetic. Biocomposites empower manufacturers to show the consumers that they are committed to reducing plastics, a more circular economy, and are making a step toward Zero Waste.