Ten years ago, Helmut Nägele and Jürgen Pfitzer had an idea. Now, their persistence has paid off. Their company, Tecnaro, successfully produces Arboform — a material made from wood that can be processed like plastic, but unlike plastic, it’s biodegradable. It won the two entrepreneurs the 2010 European Inventor Prize organised by the European patent Office.
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“ARBOFORM® is liquid wood“
They now make three types of biodegradable plastic materials: