The new QS40 True Biotic: Created by nature for nature
Biopolymers are basic building blocks of living organisms – and the revolutionary raw material with which Prodir is producing the casing for the all-new QS40 True Biotic.
Thanks to the use of biobased, biodegradable and non-toxic
biopolymers (PHAs), Prodir is now setting new sustainability benchmarks. PHAs
are not only generated by microorganisms by way of natural processes such as
biosynthesis, but are also capable of fully degrading without residues: the
carbon cycle is closed, the entire material transformed, and nothing is lost.
“A True Biotic casing,“ as Eckhard Sohns, Prodir’s Chief
Sales & Marketing Officer, relates, “can be buried in the earth in your
garden, where it will contribute to the delicious taste of your organically
grown tomatoes. As opposed to other bioplastics, biological degradability is real, rapid and can be
achieved anywhere. And in saltwater too: True Biotic will also degrade rapidly
and without environmental impact in the sea. This is a genuine game changer.”
In addition to the advantages of biological degradability in
natural environments, biopolymers produced by microorganisms (PHAs) also solve
crucial problems that arise in connection with the production and application scenarios
of traditional PLA-based bioplastics. The production of PHAs does not require
the use of arable land or fertilizers that would impact on groundwater. The
consumption of water is negligible, while the processes involved are entirely
particulate emissions free.
The new QS40 True Biotic is truly unique – and not only on
the promotional market. The writing instrument combines credible sustainability
and genuinely high-quality design – creating a product with impressive communicative
impact. The Promotional Gift Award 2020 was bestowed on the QS40, highlighting
its innovative, elegant and material-saving design. The True Biotic version is
now available in seven matt colors, from coral orange, to snow white and on to
algae green. Down to the last details, like all our writing instruments, the
pen is designed for a long service life, and comes equipped as standard with
Floating Ball® 1.0 lead-free refills that are significantly less harmful to the
True Biotic was developed by Prodir in close cooperation with the company MAIP, headquartered in Torino. In acknowledgement of its revolutionary «I am Nature» bioplastic, the company garnered the coveted «Global Bioplastics Award 2017.