Akvila Cutlery’s next generation reusable cutlery is made from total wood-based raw materials, UPM Formi EcoAce.
The cutlery is made from softwood fibres and wood waste derived ISCC-certified bio-polypropylene, implementation of zero-deforestation. The material does not compete with food production as many other bio-based materials, which is totally unique in the world.
Nature Line reusable wood fibre cutlery is made of renewable, recyclable, and sustainable raw materials and delivers a responsible alternative to replace current fossil-based, single use plastic cutlery or any other bio-based cutlery.
This new cutlery line has over 90% smaller carbon footprint than cutlery made of fossil-based plastics for single use.
The products are also stronger and more durable than single-use cutlery with a guaranteed heat resistance of over 100 degrees and suitability for dishwashing. The product safety and reusability of the new Nature Line cutlery have been tested and approved in food migration tests. Washing machine durability tests for getting the EN 12875 certificate are in process.
UPM Formi EcoAce biocomposite is a revolutionary biocomposite and almost 100% based on renewable resources. UPM Formi EcoAce contains certified wood and cellulose fibers as well as certified renewable PP polymers from SABIC’s TRUCIRCLE solutions.
The renewable PP polymers are made of wood-based feedstock from UPM Biofuels’ production. UPM’s BioVerno production is certified by both ISCC PLUS and RSB, and the sustainability of the material has been verified accordingly.