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The "fully sustainable" version of the modular item presented at Salone del Mobile is available for purchase!

Milan, 8 April 2019
- We are just a few months away from the partnership between Bio-on, a company in the AIM segment of Borsa Italiana and operating in the high-quality bioplastics sector, and the leading design firm Kartell. The world's first 100% natural furniture made from Bio-on's revolutionary bioplastics will be presented at SALONE DEL MOBILE.MILANO, the industry's largest international trade fair.
For Kartell, the way to offer more material options to its customers and designers is through one of its most popular products. The company will launch a fully eco-sustainable version of one of its best-selling signature products, the three-module modular element designed by Anna Castelli Ferrieri in 1967, which will be available immediately for the 50th Anniversary in four colours: green, pink, beige and yellow.

Kartell Chairman Claudio Luti says:
“Research is our mission and we continue to experiment to bring innovation and design together. We are happy to complete our seventieth anniversary and reach another milestone by adhering to our values ​​and working on new and developing industrial processes. We have worked with Bio-on to offer our customers an extremely high quality bioplastic product and to do this we have chosen one of our world famous products. “Bioplastics research sits alongside our innovation journey as part of the “Kartell loves the planet” project, which aims to promote good sustainability practices.”

Bio-on Founder and CEO Marco Astorri adds:
“It is an extraordinary honor for us to see our bioplastics used by one of Italy's most well-known design brands and to be able to sell at the industry's best trade fair. In recognition of the trust and care that Claudio Luti has shown us over the last few months, we have named the biopolymer used in this particular application CL , using his initials. We are seeing the first line of sunscreen products and the first furniture produced using our technology reach the market in just a few days. “This is a clear confirmation of the value our biopolymer can deliver by bringing its extraordinary advantages to all sectors.”

Kartell, a leading design company founded in Milan in 1949, has been an icon of Italian design for 70 years. It has become a success story told through a wide range of products such as furniture, household items, lighting, etc., which have become part of the home landscape as well as true contemporary design icons. Since 1988, Claudio Luti has been working with the world's most prestigious designers (including Philippe Starck, Ron Arad, Antonio Citterio, Ferruccio Laviani, Piero Lissoni, Patricia Urquiola, Tokujin Yoshioka, Mario Bellini and Alberto Meda), together with founder Giulio Castelli. With the same enthusiasm and enthusiasm, it continues to search for new technologies, forms and styles, seamlessly combining the experience of designers with the potential and requirements of the company. The Kartell collection derives its appeal from the fact that it offers a wide range of functions and is also useful and beautiful. The company operates in the living space sector; It specializes in furniture, household goods and lighting (the latter was successfully reintroduced into the range in 2000), as well as flooring and e-commerce.

Bio-on SpA is an Italian Intellectual Property Company (IPC) operating internationally. Located in Borsa Italiana's AIM segment since 2014, Bio-on licenses and produces the world's most innovative bioplastics, conducts research, develops cutting-edge, natural and sustainable chemicals and advanced biofermentation technologies for the future. Bio-on's biopolymers, PHAs or polyhydroxyalkanoates; It is made from renewable plant resources that have no competition with food supply chains, including molasses, sugar beet and sugar cane syrups, fruit and potato waste, carbohydrates, glycerol, waste frying oil and even atmospheric carbon dioxide. Bio-on bioplastics, called Minerv PHAs, have the same thermo-mechanical properties as conventional oil-based plastics, with the advantage of being completely eco-sustainable: 100% natural and 100% recyclable, as certified by Vincotte and USDA (United States Department of Agriculture). The versatility of PHAs means Bio-on can produce microscopic sizes of Minerv PHA bioplastic to replace invisible microbeads used in cosmetics, professional SLS 3D printers, fragrances, animal feed and many other applications. Working with large and multinational companies to develop alternatives to traditional plastics, Bio-on operates through six business units to rapidly meet exponentially growing and increasingly diverse demand: Bio-on Facilities, RAF (Recovery and Fermentation), CNS (Cosmetics, Nanomedicine). and Smart Materials), SMD (Structural Material Developments), FDM (Fashion Development Materials) and ENG (Engineering).


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