Plants consist of up to 30% of lignin. It is essential for their strength and responsible one of the most abundant organic compound on Earth. Millions of tons of lignin are produced annually. Unlike synthetic (conventional) polymers derived from petroleum, is a natural polymer lignin! Lignin is extracted mainly in the paper production, while wood is separated into cellulose and lignin.
While the cellulose fibers are processed into paper, the byproduct, lignin is used almost exclusively for energy production. Researchers succeeded in using the natural polymer lignin as a base for innovative materials. By the addition of various materials and additives, and reinforcement fibers such as hemp or flax has the characteristics such as impact-resistant bioplastic to Plastics (eg ABS).
The wood for Liquid Wood comes exclusively from sustainable, certified forests (PEFC certified). "Liquid Wood" to the same rigorous course load tests, which all must pass Colop stamp. Liquid Wood is 100% biodegradable.