What is biocomposite?

In Skandino we respect life and earth in all its diversity. We don’t want to have more plastic to our planet. That’s why all Skandino’s products are made of new eco-friendly FDA approved biocomposite which consist organic raw fibers from nature – it’s made of 98% renewable materials.

BIO-BASED BIOCOMPOSITES REPLACING PLASTIC

You may be wondering what is biocomposite? Bio-based biocomposite materials are replacing fossil-based raw materials in products that have traditionally been made from plastics, like babies and toddlers goods. The carbon footprint of bio-based products is reduced significantly – even up to 80%.

This new bio-based biocomposite that we use in Skandino consists:

  1. 58-63 % bio-PE made of sugarcane
  2. 35-40 % wood fiber from certified Nordic forests
  3. 1-2 % property-enhancing additives

The wood used for the biocomposite utilises side streams from various pulp and wood products production processes. This is how the wood material is optimally utilized and the process of manufacturing Skandino’s products does not require the felling of trees.

The bio-based material has developed and produced Stora Enso Ltd. Read more about the material from here.

The best features of the biocomposite

  • No toxic chemicals
  • Durable and Nordic high-quality
  • Dishwasher and microwave safe
  • Natural look and feel
  • Reduced carbon footprint
  • Recyclable same as conventional plastic

IS IT SAFE FOR CHILDREN?

Absolutely YES it is safe for children! The safety of children is our main value in Skandino. We have done all required chemical and mechanical tests in certificated labs and we have passed them all. We have done also a lot voluntary extra tests, and pass them all too.

The biocomposite we use is

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

Skandino’s tableware complies with standard EN 14372 Child use and care articles – Cutlery and feeding utensils – Safety requirements.

In Skandino we are not chemists but we want to be sure about the purity and safety of our products, that’s why we cooperate with

  • Finnish Food Authority
  • Finnish Safety and Chemicals Agency
  • Health Authorities
  • VTT (Research, Development and Innovation Institute)
  • Many many other authors

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