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Plastic Made From AirCarbon

17 NOVEMBER 2014
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AirCarbon is currently being tested and used by computer manufacturer Dell to package some of their goods. AirCarbon takes the carbon emissions to produce a plastic material as opposed to using oil or other fossil fuels. This could prove to be a success all round if more companies manufacture and use AirCarbon as it could lead to a reduction in greenhouse gas, reduce costs, and reduce how much carbon is in the air.

AirCarbon is a great alternative as it is high performing and sustainable as well as being economical and friendlier on the planet. So how does it work? Energy facilities, landfills and farms are used as a source for capturing carbon emissions and put into a reactor. Carbon and oxygen is then extracted by enzymes, rearranging them into air carbon substance. This substance is then melted and cooled into tubes and then cut into pellets and this plastic form can then be moulded as required.

The computer company Dell have announced that they will be using this AirCarbon substance for bags to package and wrap their computers. Other products to be made from AirCarbon include furniture, cases for mobile phones and plastic bags.

AirCarbon could prove to be a worthy alternative to generic plastics due to its competitive pricing, performance replication of current oil-based plastics as well as the environmental benefits such as displacing oil and potential stabilisation of climate change.

“Preferred choice for plastics”

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