Blue Ocean – a range of Bio Plastic products from KUM
Sabine Sack, Head of Sales, KUM GmbH.
This year KUM GmbH dedicated a section of the booth to the newly designed series of Sharpeners and other stationery items made of BIO PLASTICS. Sabine Sack, Head of Sales, KUM GmbH introduced us to their brand new product line called “Blue Ocean” series. “We are proud to be the first in the market with stationery products made of Bio Plastics” she said.
Here we must inform our readers about Bio Plastics. Bioplastics are plastics derived partially or in whole from renewable biomass sources, such as vegetable fats and oils, corn starch, straw, woodchips, food waste, etc. Bioplastic can be made from agricultural by-products and also from used plastic bottles and other containers using microorganisms.
The advantage of Bio Plastics is that apart from taking less time to break down when discarded, biodegradable plastics can also be recycled and are non-toxic since they contain no chemicals or toxins compared to other types of plastics that can emit harmful chemicals, especially if burned.To begin with KUM has developed a sharpener range called CUB3, scales and set squares with Bio Plastics. As one would notice there is no visible difference in Blue Ocean range of products from their Fossil fuel based Plastic range.
When asked about the reason for the shift in raw material for Blue Ocean range, Sabine said “Due to their universal properties, fossil based raw materials like Plastics in this case, are used extensively in products that we use in day to day life. Today it may appear normal, but going by the rate, at which these fossil fuels are depleting, in the foreseeable future these will be a thing of the past. As a responsibility to future generations and to protect limited resources we feel obliged to produce sustainable products.”
We at PSS congratulate KUM and convey our best wishes for taking a pioneering step for conserving the environment for future generations.