NUATAN

 

NUATAN® a brand for value added-products made from a new generation of bioplastic material, which is both biobased, made of 100% renewable raw resources, biodegradable, and leaving no micro plastics behind nor contributing to global warming.

The material was developed for companies, brands and designers with a vision to create value-added products with a positive impact on the environment. As a company with a strong sense of responsibility, NUATAN aims to accelerate the transition to a circular economy by optimizing the lifecycle of NUATAN-made products from the point of manufacturing to decomposing.  

NUATAN was born out of a long term transdisciplinary collaboration between team of prof. Alexy - material scientists from Slovak University of Technology, Panara company and design studio crafting plastics!.
The result is a bioplastic with an aesthetic character which does not compromise on functionality and durability. 

We are looking for partnerships and collaborations on innovative projects, applying our material for value added products. If you're interested in collaboration, contact us for a sample box with short description of the product you wish to work on at

 

Material properties

Using the patented Nonoilen® technology, NUATAN is made of 100% plant-based biopolymers Polylactic acid (PLA) and Polyhydroxybutyrate (PHB) produced out of plant-based renewable resources. 

NUATAN is one of the first fully biobased and biodegradable materials that can be competing standard polymers and other oil-based plastics in terms of properties and processability. It can be adjusted to the needs of each product and application.

The material can withstand temperatures of over 100 degrees Celsius and has an estimated lifespan of 1-50 years depending on blend composition, with stable properties while stored. When put in an industrial composter, it degrades into water, CO2 and biomass within 120 days. It can decompose in industrial compost, electric and home compost or in the ground within few weeks, depending on the conditions.*

*please note that the material CAN'T be eaten by fish or any other animal or human

 

Processing and applications

NUATAN can be processed by standard plastic industry technologies like injection moulding, 3D printing, extruding, CNC milling, laser cutting, heat pressing, heat blowing, vacuum forming etc. 

With its unique attributes, the material is optimized for the production of reusable durable products with a strong focus on design, such as houseware, interior objects, furniture, toys, fashion accessories and consumer electronics parts and accessories, among many other.