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We produced this green Najture case for you at August 7, 2020 as 875th from 1140 pcs

The story of your phone case

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Microbial fermentation

April 24th, 2020, Turin, Italy

The raw material we use to make our phone case isn't some unknown petroleum-based plastic that has a huge environmental impact but rather certified bioplastic awarded by European Bioplastics Conference. IamNature® is a compound made of one or more polymers of BIOS family, all of them strictly coming from renewable sources. The main biopolymer comes from the fermentation of bacteria that produces a special grade of polyhydroxyalkanoate. It biodegrades either in aerobic and in anaerobic conditions, just like the wood. 

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Drying

April 27th, 2020, Turin, Italy

The fermented pellets need to undergo sun-drying until they reach 4% moisture content. Drying is required before transfer to another place in order not to influence the mechanical properties of the bioplastic material. The process of drying can take up to one week.

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IamNature® purchase

May 8th, 2020, Turin, Italy

Najture s.r.o. makes a purchase of 980kg of bioplastic with order number 12442. The biopolymer, whose ingredients (crop waste) have been picked from local farmers, synthesised, fermented and correctly dried, is now prepared for further processing. 

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Storage and quality check

May 14th, 2020, Carbonara, Italy

The material is stored at the warehouse of our local manufacturer. The bioplastic material needs to be dried once again at 40-celsius degrees before the production run. The raw bioplastic is mixed with biodegradable colour pellets not exceeding 1.3% of the composition if the mixing was not done by bioplastic manufacturer yet. 

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Injection moulding

May 19th, 2020, Carbonara, Italy

The process where bioplastic pellets are formed into final product shape is called injection moulding. Moulding required custom steel mould form, injection moulding machine and operator. Once the phone case is formed from IamNature® compound into the required shape, the operator manually takes out the phone case from the moulding machine. We use energy-efficient moulding with low water usage. 

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Cork harvesting

April 18th, 2020, Portugal

The material you already know, and the most sustainable one on the planet. It's natural, recyclable, biodegradable and endlessly renewable. Cork harvesting doesn't require to cut trees. Harvested is only cork layer from a tree and it can grow again a few years later on the same tree. During regrowing back the tree absorbs carbon. Cork forests are known supporters of biodiversity. When you purchased najture case, you also supported cork forests growing. 

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Cork treatment

May 9th, 2020, San Marco, Italy

Cork is usually used as a wine stopper. The waste created after manufacturing stoppers is the base for Najture case cork part. Cork waste is processed to create cork rolls that are cut to a required design.

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Engraving

May 26th, 2020, Lipany, Slovakia

We engrave proposals that communicate with total sincerity the characteristics of the materials used. With the same meaning of the current eco-friendly trend but alongside the minimal aesthetic of the case. Besides engraving our special communication and illustrations, you can choose to make your mark and display your initials, name or favourite phrase on the back of your phone case.

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Wedding

May 27th, 2020, Lipany, Slovakia

We call it a wedding. It's part of the process when bioplastic joins cork to make a fully biodegradable phone case in any natural environment. Biodegradable glue sticks those two parts together to make 100% natural product. Wedding results in a product that is biodegradable, offers relentless protection from any major drops and follows the latest trends in minimal design. It's the most sensible choice for the planet. 

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Quality final check

May 27th, 2020, Lipany, Slovakia

The quality check includes features like material strength, flexibility, surface quality, buttons responsiveness, cutouts precision, cork quality, and biodegradability. We take samples from each production run and put it into our compost bin, where we test how biodegradable it is. Sometimes, we throw it into our aquarium filled with seawater and see if it can biodegrade even there.

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Packaging

May 27th, 2020, Lipany, Slovakia

We cooperate with certified packaging suppliers. FSC certificate is required for each paper packaging, which indicates that our packaging doesn't cut trees but rather uses recycled paper. You can buy our products with confidence that you are helping to keep our forests alive for generations to come. Bioplastic packaging used for protection during transportation needs to pass tests proving its biodegradability. Inks we use for printing are certified to be biodegradable. 

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NAJTURE CARES

Planting trees is one of the best ways to combat the damaging effects of climate change. Trees help clean the air we breathe, filter the water we drink and provide habitat to over 80 per cent of the world’s terrestrial biodiversity. Trees also provide tremendous social impacts by providing jobs to over 1.6 billion people, empowering women in underdeveloped nations, and supporting communities devastated by environmental damage. That’s why we’re thrilled to share that we’re partnering with One Tree Planted

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