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Cellulose Fibre Filled Plastic - Eco-friendly plastic with a smooth and warm feel

Virgin polypropylene is filled with 20 to 50 percent natural cellulose fibre. The material offers a warm and silky-smooth feel, with a strength and stiffness well beyond that of most common thermoplastics. The carbon footprint is between 30 and 60 percent lower than that of standard plastics.

Used for:
It is used for furniture, casings for electronics, kitchenware, and kitchen tools.

Details:
The plastic is odourless and has a good colourability, and the fibre content does not adversely affect the look and feel of the surface – which is often the case with other wood fibre filled plastics. The mechanical properties are dependent on the fibre content selected, but the Young's modulus is 2100 to 5600 MPa and the tensile strength 33 to 53 MPa. The cellulose fibre is sourced from sustainably managed forests and the plastic is recyclable within the normal polypropylene recycling system.

Idea:
Use it for a low-impact computer mouse that is pleasant to touch without the need for a soft-touch coating.

The sample:
You get a shoehorn and a chopstick as seen on the image. The shoehorn can have different colours. You'll get a random colour unless you Contact us and ask for colour options.

All samples come with a laminated information card

PS. We will send you a PDF of the datasheet for the material. We will CC the supplier when sending the mail, so you have the contact details if you need more information or support. 

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