Preparing the Seagrass.
The natural fibers of the seagrass have high humidity meaning that it has to be shredded into small pieces so the water extraction process can begin. The seagrass currently stands at 18% humidity.
HOW IT ENDS.
Mixing the ingredients.
The now small pieces are added to a compounding machine. To create our high-quality material, PLA made out of sugar cane is mixed with the seagrass in the compounder. This lowers the humidity of the mixture by half to 10%. But that is not enough.
Humidity goes home.
The PLA and Seagrass mixture is added in an extrusion sprue, a machine that lowers the humidity of the material by another 50%. The humidity currently is at 6% and the mixture is ready to be made into Coastgrass material.
The final product is on the way.
The low-humidity material is now fed into a pelletizer machine which forms the material into pellets that are ready to be put into an injection molder.
The final product is here.
The Injection Molder is a machine that takes the material, heats it up, and puts it into a shape. The material is left to cool off and it becomes the end product Coastgrass is famous for.
The shapes can be customized so it fits your needs.