Cafea Silverskin


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Coffee Based recently developed a bio-based granule consisting of silverskin and a biopolymer. The silverskin separates from the coffee bean during the roasting process. To prevent this valuable material from going to waste, Coffee Based recycles them into bio-based granules which are lighter in colour than the coffee grounds materials.

The silverskin is a waste stream that is sourced in the Netherlands, the biopolymer is based on reclaimed potato, grain, root or seed flour based resources from the Netherlands.

Coffee panels and sheets
Via extrusion ‘Cafea Silverskin’ coffee sheet is made. This is a 2 mm thick flexible sheet that has a silver-grey look. The sheet material can be further processed with vacuum forming, laser-cutting, engraving and full-colour printing for example.

The sheet is also available glued on a core, so a panel is made. Standard available in 2440 x 1220 x 20 mm multiplex or 2440 x 1220 x 5 mm MDF via panel distributor Plancker.

Injection moulding
At the moment the Cafea Silverskin injection moulding granuate is being developed. Coffee Based has good hopes that, as well as the Arabica Black granule, it will be food safe certified. The Cafea Silverskin injection moulding granule is expected to be launched before the end of 2023.

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