The Chromatic Chart of Bioplastics: A Research on Pigmentation

This is an ongoing investigation on bioplastic formulas and their pigmentation. The purpose of this experimental research is to map out a complete chromatic chart of pigmented bioplastics, demonstrating how any hue can be achieved naturally and sustainably. 

 

Bioplastics are completely biobased and biodegradable materials with numerous applications, dissimilar from conventional plastics in that they are not petroleum-based. Largely made of plants, algae, and other organic sources, bioplastics are environmentally sustainable and capable of offsetting our carbon footprint: As plants and algae go through their life cycle, they absorb carbon dioxide from the atmosphere and release oxygen; therefore materials derived from these organisms are inherently carbon negative as they sequester carbon from the atmosphere instead of emitting more into it. 

 

**We are currently updating the photo documentation, pictures will be once again available soon**

 

List of All Formulas:
In chromatic order: 

B/W

- BLACK 
Made with: Manitoba Starch; Agar; Glycerol;  Acetic Acid; Active Carbon
- WHITE 
Made with: Starch F.U.; Agar; Glycerol
Made with: Starch F.U.; Agar; Glycerol; Calcium Carbonate 
Made with: Starch F.U.; Agar; Glycerol; Lignin; Cellulose 
Made with: Starch F.U.; Glycerol; Acetic Acid 
 

RGBY 

- RED 
Made with:  Manitoba Starch; Agar; Glycerol;  Acetic Acid; Blueberry Juice 
- GREEN
Made with: Manitoba Starch; Starch F.U.; Agar; Glycerol;  Acetic Acid; Spirulina
- BLUE
Made with: Manitoba Starch; Iodised SaltAgar; Glycerol;  Acetic Acid; Spirulina
- YELLOW
Made with: Manitoba Starch; Agar; Glycerol;  Acetic Acid; Curcumin
 

ALPHA & OTHERS

- TRANSLUCENT
Made with: Tapioca Starch; Agar; Glycerol
- SKIN TONES 
Made with: Manitoba Starch; Agar; Glycerol;  Acetic Acid

 

Questions, suggestions and feedback are welcome!

Please reach out to designstudio@alanaronica.com for any kind of inquiry. 

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