The Skandino biocomposite – what is it?

At Skandino, we respect the preservation of life and the environment in all its forms. We are committed to reducing the presence of plastic in our planet. That’s why all of Skandino’s products are crafted using a new, eco-friendly FDA-approved biocomposite. This innovative material is comprised of at minimum 94% renewable organic raw fibers sourced from nature.

Replacing plastic with bio-based biocomposites

You might be wondering, what exactly is biocomposite? Bio-based biocomposite materials are gradually replacing traditional fossil-based materials, such as plastics, in various products including items designed for babies and toddlers. The adoption of bio-based products significantly reduces the carbon footprint, often by up to 80%.

Our new biocomposite composition includes:

  • 58-63% sugarcane-derived bio-PE
  • 35-40% wood fiber sourced from certified Nordic forests
  • 2-4% durability-enhancing binders

The wood used in the biocomposite material utilizes by-products from pulp and wood production processes, ensuring optimal utilization without us cutting down trees. This bio-based material is developed and produced with well-established wood and biomaterial industry leaders in the Nordics.

Key features of our biocomposite:

  • Free from toxic chemicals
  • Durable and of high Nordic quality
  • Strong as hardwoods but durable like plastics
  • Dishwasher and microwave safe
  • Provides a natural look and feel
  • Reduces carbon footprint
  • Recyclable, just like conventional plastic

Is it safe for children?

Absolutely yes!

Ensuring the safety of children is our top priority at Skandino. We have conducted all necessary chemical and mechanical tests in certified laboratories, successfully meeting all requirements. Additionally, we have voluntarily subjected our products to numerous additional tests, clearly passing each one of them.

Skandino’s biocomposite is:

  • BPA-free
  • PVC-free
  • Phthalate-free
  • Melamine-free

Skandino’s tableware adheres to the safety requirements outlined in the EN 14372 Child use and care articles – Cutlery and feeding utensils standard.

Although we are not chemists, we prioritize the purity and safety of our products. That’s why we collaborate with esteemed organizations, including:

  • Finnish Food Authority
  • Finnish Safety and Chemicals Agency
  • Health Authorities
  • VTT (Research, Development and Innovation Institute)
  • And many other reputable entities.

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