www.arthurblank.com

Arthur Blank, a card manufacturer, has come out with the first card that is made from a renewable source. Corn.

The biodegradeable polymer is manufactured by Natureworks and made from corn and is as customizable as a regular plastic card. Lactic acid from dextrose derived from the corn is crystallized and dehydrated to give a polymer which is used for these cards, packaging and other applications.

The Natureworks process can be found at this link

http://www.natureworksllc.com/media/files/from%20corn%20to%20plastic/corn%20to%20plastics%20poster_02%2013%2006_final.pdf

Using this card:

  • reduces dependency on petro based raw material –🙂
  • should reduce the number of non-biodegradeable cards that enter the chain after expiry –🙂
  • Increases the price of food grains?!😦