The body of the ORGANIC stopper by Ardea Seal is made from bioplastic, derived from biomass sources such as corn starch, sugar cane, sugar beet, cellulose and vegetable oils.
Unlike traditional technopolymers, bioplastic is not derived from oil or natural gas.
The bioplastic which the body of the ORGANIC stopper is made of:
1) Is certified biocompatible ISO 10993 and USP VI.
2)Is approved for food contact EU 10/2011 and FDA.
3) Is phthalates free.
4) Is antimicrobial.
5) Has environmental benefits measured with the Life Cycle Assessment (LCA).
The ORGANIC stopper by Ardea Seal uses TPE (Thermo Plastic Elastomer). The production of this involves genuinely renewable raw materials (which do not compromise global biodiversity and the ecosystem) and contributes to reductions in CO2 and other greenhouse gases (by not using oil or natural gas). Bioplastic production also involves the circular economy, as it can make use of recycled materials by means of a process called depolymerisation: a system which is also efficient from the point of view of energy consumption.
ORGANIC by Ardea Seal is the smart, modern, environmentally friendly answer: the "cork 4.0".