naturalPX and natural3D are both biobased plastics made from renewable castor oil, opposite to non-renewable petroleum-based resources that are damaging to the environment. At the moment, biobased plastics only make up 0.5% of all manufactured plastics world-wide, so we are leading the way in developing and utilizing materials that do not deplete the planet’s precious mineral resources.
naturalPX and natural3D are not just kinder to the environment, they also have many special properties that optimize the look and feel of neubau eyewear. They are even 30% lighter than acetate, which is the most commonly used plastic for the production of eyewear. Their high elasticity and form stability also ensure that the frames fit well and retain their shape.
Beauty and flexibility in design
naturalPX is more transparent than glass. This wonderful characteristic makes it possible to produce a wide variety of innovative color combinations and crystal-clear finishes, perfect for customers who want to express their unique style and personality. natural3D has slightly different properties, but still offers a great deal of flexibility in terms of colors and styles. Our 3D frames are distinguished by their fine details, rich opaque colors and textures which would be hard to achieve using conventional manufacturing methods.
The processes involved in the extraction of castor oil do not demand high levels of energy, which means carbon dioxide emissions are very low. Our customers can therefore purchase our eyewear safe in the knowledge that we are doing everything possible to minimize our company’s carbon footprint. In addition, both materials are free from harmful chemicals such as BPA, BPS and plasticizers which are major pollutants and are linked to a wide range of health problems.
Made to last
Today’s environmentally conscious consumers are looking for well-designed products that last. Frames made from naturalPX and natural3D are designed to stay in shape and stand the test of time which is great for customers who follow the ethos of “buy less and buy better”.
naturalPX and natural3D are hypoallergenic materials. This means they do not react with your body’s natural chemicals or anything else you put on your skin.