A series of machines extract, form and recycle the material, which could be used to replace a significant amount of the single use plastic we use every day.
SHELLY
A small scale extractor to lower the barriers to entry for experimentation with the bioplastic. The extractor is designed to offer complete control over each parameter of the process in order to allow for further experimentation at the polymer level of the material.
SHEETY
Sheety is a controlled environment that makes perfectly flat sheets.
VACCY
Vaccy is a steamy vacuum former. The steam makes the material flexible, and the vacuum forms it over a mould.
DIPPY
Dippy is a heated dip moulder. Heated arms dip in and out of the chitosan solution to make 3D forms.