Beet, corn starch, sugarcane: Kuskoa Bi Chair's ingredients

The new versions of the first bioplastic chair made by Alki

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Beet, corn starch, sugarcane: Kuskoa Bi Chair's ingredients
28/04/2015 - The Kuskoa Bi family by Alki has grown with the arrival of two new versions of the chair: the shell, still made from bioplastic, is now available with the seat and/or inside back fully upholstered. At the same time as developing the range, Kuskoa Bi is currently undergoing a substantial series of resistance tests prior to being placed on the market in June. ALKI, Kuskoa Bi Chair

ALKI, Kuskoa Bi Chair

Kuskoa Bi, the first bioplastic chair
Alki decides that Kuskoa Bi, had to be a comfortable, enveloping chair and to achieve this they opted for a semi-concave shell. The material that best enables this shape to be created is plastic. 

However, the production of plastic not only depletes the world’s diminishing fossil resources, it is also a pollutant that harms the environment and is therefore contrary to their fundamental principles on sustainable development. To find a solution to this dilemma, they carried out in-depth investigative research and found a new material: bioplastic

Bioplastic is a polymer with similar characteristics and properties to traditional plastics. It can be injected and extruded but it is made from plant-based renewable resources (corn starch, sugarcane, natural fibres, etc.). It is a fully recyclable material that has a significant environmental advantage as it reduces greenhouse gas emissions.

The bioplastic used to manufacture the Kuskoa Bi shell is based on PLA (PolyLactic Acid), a biopolymer obtained from transforming starch. PLA is a high-performance component belonging to this new generation of bioplastic, the use of which is sure to grow. This polymer is currently being researched in a number of different industries, including the automotive industry. The sector has been mobilized in Europe for several years and continues to invest in order to optimize raw materials and industrial processes. True to our principles, we wanted to participate in this sustainable development approach by breaking new ground with the pioneering manufacture of a bioplastic chair.

The comfortable and generouslysized Kuskoa Bi is the first chair on the market to be manufactured in bioplastic. Its particularly enveloping shell, cut out in such a way as to optimize back and arm support, is delicately placed on a solid wood trestle.

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ALKI, Kuskoa Bi Chair

ALKI, Kuskoa Bi Chair

ALKI, Kuskoa Bi Chair

ALKI, Kuskoa Bi Chair

ALKI, Kuskoa Bi Chair

ALKI, Kuskoa Bi Chair

ALKI, Kuskoa Bi Chair

ALKI, Kuskoa Bi Chair

ALKI, Kuskoa Bi Chair

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