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Its our skins and puree
1 June 2012
Its our skins and puree

Scion’s collaboration with ZESPRI, recognised as the world leader in premium quality kiwifruit, continues to grow. Scion scientists have been working with ZESPRI to develop a bioplastic spife (spoon-knive) made, in part, from kiwifruit residue.

Zespri in Europe had such a positive response to prototype biospifes displayed at a trade fair for sustainable agriculture in The Netherlands, that they requested 100,000 commercial sample spifes. These will be used in retails pre-packs of ZESPRI ORGANIC supplied to several European retailers.

The Scion bioplastics team (Alan Fernybough, Martin Markotsis & Daniel Parker) optimised the formulation and organised scaled-up production of the necessary componets. Thousands of biospifes are now coming off the production line at a New Zealand manufacturing plant.

Reference: Scion Connections Issue Four, 1 June 2012

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