Natural in essence. Really.
WHAT IS A BIOCOMPOSITE?
All Mixcycling products are biocomposites.
This means that they contain a percentage (from 10% to 70%) of organic fiber mixed with a polymer base that can be virgin, recycled or bio-based.
Based on our users’ necessities we offer different ranges of biocomposites.
Analysis and feasibility studies on the object’s life cycle
Rice husk is a byproduct of the initial processing of rice. More specifically, the husk is the peel that covers the rice grain which is discarded during dehusking.
Cork oaks grow in the forests of Portugal, the world’s largest producer. Their bark is harvested every 9 years, without cutting or weakening the plant: this allows the tree to keep living and growing.
Cork is only harvested from early May until August, when the bark can be separated from the trunk without causing permanent damage to the tree.
The marc we use for Mixcycling materials is “a scrap’s scrap”. This is because, after having been generated from crushing and having been used to distillate spirits, it is discarded. That is when we recover it to produce Bio Vinum.
Miscanthus, or silvergrass, is a perennial grass plant with high production performance. Thanks to its high productivity, in recent years it has become an important resource as lignocellulosic biomass, both for energy and for the production of biobased objects.
Throughout its growth, the plant does not need any particular intervention from the farmer.
The wood we use is scrap from an internal stopper production process. Instead of being thrown away, the scrap is treated and sanitised to give it new life.