France-based reuseable water bottle manufacturer GobiLab selects 100% recyclable plant-based Gaialene resin from Roquette, also from France, as replacement of thermoplastic PU used in base
BRISTOL, England , May 13, 2014 (Injection World (CBNB Abstracts)) – France-based GobiLab, the maker of the Gobi re-useable water bottle, has selected a 100% recyclable plant-based Gaialene resin from Roquette, also from France, as replacement of the thermoplastic polyurethane used in its base. The Gaialene polymers are described as durable polymer compounds produced by grafting olefin chains onto starch-based resins. The durable Gaialene base is placed at the bottom of the bottle, which is moulded in Eastman's Tritan copolyester. According to GobiLab, its water bottle product can replace hundreds of single-use polystyrene plastic cups or traditional single-use water bottles.