Bioplastics Kit
Bioplastics Kit
Bioplastics Kit
Bioplastics Kit
US$48.00

Bioplastics Kit

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Welcome to the world of biomaterials, bioplastics edition!


You may have heard of “Bioplastics”: plastic-like materials made from non-petroleum sources, such as plant and animal matter. But what exactly are the ingredients in bioplastics, and do these materials actually have the potential to replace regular plastics? In this hands-on, multipart kit, you will learn about the material science behind bioplastics and how to make your own. 

This kit includes 5 exercises:

  1. Day 1: Discover. Test ingredient properties and learn the basics of making bio-plastics (Gelatin-glycerol bioplastic tests).
  2. Day 2: Transform. Add colour, air, pour and mould your materials. ( gelatin-glycerol bioplastics: coloured, blown, poured, moulded).
  3. Day 3: Manipulate. Extrude, weave and build by turning your bio-materials into bio-yarn (extruded/3d ‘printed’)
  4. Day 4: Additives: Reinforce and reuse waste to make bio-composite plastics (Pectin bio-plastic: reinforced with food waste.)
  5. Day 5: Usability: Use all of your skills to make a product for the everyday! (Agar bioplastic bag.)

In exercises 1 and 2, you will develop the basics skills for making bioplastics, including weighing, mixing, and pouring. Exercises 1 and 2 will also familiarize you with common bioplastic ingredients—their names (there can be many!), the sources from which they derive, and their chemical structures. In exercises 3, 4, and 5, you will build on your basic “making” skills to extrude, color, pipette, reinforce, and make useful products from bioplastics. 


As bioplastics infiltrate the DIY biology community, Amino Labs aims to empower learners like you with information to approach and understand the promise and current limitation of bio-materials responsibly, and sustainably. Upon completion of this kit, you will have the knowledge and tools to explore the many possibilities and applications of bioplastics on your own!   

Overview

Welcome to the world of biomaterials, bioplastics edition!


You may have heard of “Bioplastics”: plastic-like materials made from non-petroleum sources, such as plant and animal matter. But what exactly are the ingredients in bioplastics, and do these materials actually have the potential to replace regular plastics? In this hands-on, multipart kit, you will learn about the material science behind bioplastics and how to make your own. 

With this kit you will

This kit includes 5 exercises:

  1. Day 1: Discover. Test ingredient properties and learn the basics of making bio-plastics (Gelatin-glycerol bioplastic tests).
  2. Day 2: Transform. Add colour, air, pour and mould your materials. ( gelatin-glycerol bioplastics: coloured, blown, poured, moulded).
  3. Day 3: Manipulate. Extrude, weave and build by turning your bio-materials into bio-yarn (extruded/3d ‘printed’)
  4. Day 4: Additives: Reinforce and reuse waste to make bio-composite plastics (Pectin bio-plastic: reinforced with food waste.)
  5. Day 5: Usability: Use all of your skills to make a product for the everyday! (Agar bioplastic bag.)

In exercises 1 and 2, you will develop the basics skills for making bioplastics, including weighing, mixing, and pouring. Exercises 1 and 2 will also familiarize you with common bioplastic ingredients—their names (there can be many!), the sources from which they derive, and their chemical structures. In exercises 3, 4, and 5, you will build on your basic “making” skills to extrude, color, pipette, reinforce, and make useful products from bioplastics. 


As bioplastics infiltrate the DIY biology community, Amino Labs aims to empower learners like you with information to approach and understand the promise and current limitation of bio-materials responsibly, and sustainably. Upon completion of this kit, you will have the knowledge and tools to explore the many possibilities and applications of bioplastics on your own!