With the Bike Bottle Organic, the outdoor equipment manufacturer Vaude, based in Tettnang, Germany, has produced its first bicycle bottle developed entirely from biobased plastics. The TPE compounder Hexpol TPE supplies to Vaude a customised biobased TPE from its Dryflex Green series which is used on the bicycle bottle mouthpiece. The bottle is part of Vaude’s Green Shape portfolio of functional, eco-friendly products made from sustainable materials.
The main challenge for Hexpol TPE was to develop a suitable compound that meets the mechanical properties and processability requirements.
These material properties in combination with the quick and easy cooperation with the TPE compounder, were ultimately the decisive factors for the outdoor equipment manufacturer to use the TPE material.