Build with Bio-Materials
Our kits have everything you need to design, prototype, and build with ≥56% bio content polyurethane formulations.
Easily Add Renewable Content to Products and Prototypes.
Make what you make today, or come up with something entirely new. The Pollinator™ Series Cast Polyurethane System is formulated to function similarly to conventional hand-mixable cast polyurethane. So you can make durable, high-detail, long lasting parts with the same tooling and processes. But now, with fewer fossil fuels.
What Designers Are Saying
Rebeccah Pailes-Friedman, Interwoven
The Pollinator Kit is ideal for hands-on prototyping. We can make mock-ups fast and feel good that it’s not harmful to the environment. We always have a great time working with this and its fun to discover new materials!
Jeff Lenore, Waves Not Plastic
Excited to be working with materials that have a beginning of life consistent with the values and ethos of surfers and environmental stewards. The Pollinator Kit has provided our small non-profit with the materials and tools needed to innovate, develop, and create high performance products from our small workshop. This has been an incredible opportunity to create change in the surf industry without the large startup costs needed to develop new materials.
Ryan Rutherford, Kean University
The sustainable positioning is the meaningful hook that gets you to pay attention but the work that went in to the packaging and user experience is the real winner for me...The soft bag gives you the ability to premix your material without even opening it and the spouts provide precision control when pouring. This solution also uses less packaging material, further supporting the sustainable positioning of Checkerspot.
The Pollinator™ Kit is designed for creatives of all levels, experienced or newbs, to use renewable polyurethanes. Pick the one that fits your needs.
Renewable Building Blocks From Algae
The Pollinator™ Series Cast Polyurethane System is formulated with Checkerspot's Algal Polyol 001, a USDA Certified Biobased Product. Each item made solely from the resin system will be ≥56% biobased (ASTM D6866).
Adapted from cast urethane formulations tried and tested under demanding conditions in wintersports applications.
Use this two-part casting system with the same tooling, molding materials, and processes used for fossil fuel-based cast polyurethanes.
Each item made solely from the resin system will be ≥56% biobased (ASTM D6866).
We want renewable materials to be available to everyone.
Checkerspot Is A New Kind Of Materials Company
We design materials at a molecular level, providing product designers and manufacturers with renewable materials to build applications for a post-petroleum future.
Our WING™ platform spans biotechnology, materials science, and fabrication all the way through to consumer engagement.