Increasingly toys are being made from bioplastics because they are sustainable and safe. Capa™ is a safe non-toxic polymer that can be either blended in with biopolymers or used as a stand-alone biodegradable biopolymer in toy applications. Capa™ is the perfect blend for most biopolymers, such as PLA, PHA and starch based plastics, helping to improve the performance of the final application by overcoming brittleness, stiffness and moisture sensitivity, which are common biopolymer problems.
The exceptionally low melting point of 60°C makes Capa™ ideal for hand molding and prototyping. The white granules easily melt in heated water, and when they turn clear they are ready to be molded and modified. On cooling the granules turn white again leaving a tough nylon-like plastic part or object. Color can be added by using pigments that are hand blended into the melt. The prototype created can be reused to make a new prototype, or reheated for further modifications using a heat gun.
Capa™ products recommended for Toys & Prototyping:
Capa™ 6500 >> Capa™ 6800 >>