Issue 05 | 2020
W.AG (Geisa, Germany) has accomplished a milestone in the field of case production. After the successful completion of a development project lasting almost two years, the company is now in a position to manufacture all their case series in its new ORGANICLINE material line from a material consisting of up to 93 % renewable raw materials. The special ARBOBLEND® compound from the biopolymer producer Tecnaro (Ilsfeld, Germany) recently received the seal of approval from the international brand evaluation organization Green Brands. “The highlight is the resource-saving material mix of glucose, natural waxes, minerals and natural fibres, which can be processed using established methods of plastics technology,” says Tecnaro Managing Director Jürgen Pfitzer. The glucose, that is obtained from sugar cane and sugar beet, is technical sugar that does not compete with food. Numerous series of tests and successful customer projects now underscore the suitability of the material as a substitute for many well-known engineering plastics.