Biodegradable acetate

Biodegradable acetate

Meet biodegradable acetate: plastics’ smarter, sexier, eco-friendlier cousin. Made from wood pulp, it keeps the pollution down, and biodegrades in 115 days if you bury it in compost soil.



We work together with our partner Mazzucchelli to ensure all Dick Moby glasses are made from the most sustainable materials. 

When you think about plastic, in this period, you immediately think of something negative, both for the starting materials and for the problem of disposal. But what if we told you that M49 is not plastic as this term is generally understood? As a matter of fact, M49 is composed of cellulose acetate and a plasticizer of vegetable origin. The resulting formula is mostly composed of materials from renewable sources.

Cellulose is a natural polymer which represents the backbone of the whole plant kingdom. By reacting cellulose with acetic anhydride Cellulose Acetate is obtained. Plasticizers are then added to Cellulose Acetate to improve its physical characteristics and workability, to become one of the most important raw materials for the production of glasses.

Mazzucchelli 1849 has anticipated the evolution of the market by developing in its laboratories a formula that combines the physical mechanical characteristics of the classical formulation with a characteristic of strong eco-sustainability: M49

Traditional plasticizer has been replaced by a plasticizing solution of vegetable origin, thus making M49 a bioplastic with a remarkable bio-based content.


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