Raw material bioplastic
We have our environmentally friendly bioplastic produced from food-grade plastic conforming to EU toy standard EN71-T3 and EN71-T9-11 with a very high regional wood fiber content (50%) and/or from biopolymer with, among other things, lignin and cellulose:
- without PVC; without chlorine; without formaldehyde; without plasticizers; without phenol
- stable like wood
- electrically non-conductive
- basic compound without additives
- meets all important standards for toys and food
- reduces the environmental impact of plastics, 1kg of new bioplastic raw material has a CO2 footprint ex German factory of only -86,90g instead of 1700g(PP) as with conventional plastics
- improves the environmental balance as a CO2 reservoir
Harvesting wood from the forest and using it as a building material increases the forest's climate protection effect. This is because the CO2 remains bound in the wood as long as it is used as a material and does not burn or rot. Products made of wood act as carbon reservoirs like a second forest. In the place of the felled trees, forest managers plant new trees, which again actively extract CO2 from the surrounding air. One cubic meter or 500 kg of wood can store 917 kg of CO2.
Our currently used bioplastic can be reused 100% for this product if separated by type in a clean state - this improves the CO2 footprint even more significantly.
Mount-Flix ® uses bioplastic, because due to the numerous drill holes a solid wood product is currently unfortunately still many times more expensive to manufacture and the connecting pins can cause a breakout with the solid wood or multiplex fiber to the nearby component edge in case of tolerances between the drill holes.
Accredited testing laboratories have examined the accessories and confirmed that they meet or fall below the legal limits. Magnets, pliers and connecting pins were tested as follows: Mechanical and physical properties according to EN71 Part 1, migration of certain elements according to EN71 Part 3, nickel permissibility (EN1811). In the case of plastics from accessories, the following parameters, among others, were considered in accordance with REACH: Short-chain chlorinated kerosenes (SCCP), phthalates, polyaromatic hydrocarbons (PAH), cadmium (EN12498), alkylphenol and -ethoxylates; and flammability according to EN71 Part 2.