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18 Feb 2015

Alki claims 'first bioplastic chair'

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Basque company Alki has launched what it claims is the first chair on the market to be manufactured in bioplastic.

The seat of the Kuskoa Bi chair is made from a plant-based polymer originating from renewable resources such as corn starch, beet and sugarcane.

Developed in-house, the material is fully recyclable and biodegradable (when subjected to an industrial process); it can be injected, extruded and thermoformed just like fossil-fuel plastics.

The design is by serial Alki collaborator Jean Louis Iratzoki, and features a moulded seat supported by a wooden trestle base.

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