Hello, I recently saw an article discussing Helmet's plan to transition to bio covers instead of plastic book covers (https://www.themayor.eu/en/a/view/helsinki-s-libraries-ditch-plastic-bo…). I'm interested in the company you plan on using to supply the bioplastic covers. I would like to suggest this for my library system. Kiitos!
The company which Helsinki libraries use to get bio covers for books is Pelloplast.
(This is google translation from original finnish article)
“Starting this spring, libraries in the Helsinki metropolitan area will use plant-based bioplastic, which does not contain fossil raw materials, to cover books. The use of more environmentally friendly materials will be introduced as new materials are coated and stocks of old plastic are used up.”
“Coating books clearly extends the life of the book and thus reduces the burden on the environment. On the other hand, the use of plastic as a coating is an environmental problem. Until now, the difficulty has been to find a plant-based substitute of sufficient quality for plastic. The matte-faced bioplastic of the domestic Pelloplast, which has now been introduced, is very close in appearance and use properties to the previous molding material.”
“The bioplastic is made from a plant-based film made from sugar cane ethanol. The film is made entirely from renewable raw materials and does not contain fossil raw materials. Water-based plastic adhesives also do not contain solvents.”