The material is based on cellulose resins from selected grasses and trees with additives for color and light reflection. The light but hard material was co-developed in collaboration with the Kyoto Institute of Technology and Yutaro Shimode, a lacquerware artist. It displays a rich and uniquely deep and warm black, and is first intended for use in luxury cars.
China Bioindustry News, August 18, 2016
NEC develops bioplastic which resembles Japanese lacquerware but stands a regular plastics molding process