The luxury-type bioplastics (NeCycle R) is composed of polylactic acid and a grounded extract of cashew nuts containing cellulose and cardanol, a phenolic lipid based on anacardic acid. A blending technique of these ingredients was developed that keeps the optical properties of lacquer black and makes scratches less prone to rubbing with cloth and paper. In addition, digital image processing was performedwith deep blackness and gloss like luxury lacquerware. It also proved possible to print a turpentine makie tone, and NEC expects demand for household electric appliances and for interior materials of cars.

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