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Complete Casting Kit
Complete Casting Kit
Our Complete Casting Kit offers everything you need to cast your first bio-based resin project. With easy hand mixing, extra time to cure, and a hardness comparable to a shopping cart wheel or hard hat, this kit makes it easy to get started.
The Pollinator Kit is designed to provide makers and designers with access to Checkerspot's biobased Cast Polyurethane System. Previously only available to manufacturers, this sampling kit opens the door for creatives of all experience levels to use this algae-based material in prototyping-scale quantities.
Mold not included.
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- International shipping available to EU, UK, and Canada.
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We test our cast urethane formulations under demanding conditions in skis and snowboards.
Parts made with the Pollinator Kit are USDA Certified Biobased! Make items with ≥56% bio content (ASTM D6866).
Use this two-part casting system with the same tooling, molding materials, and processes you normally use for fossil fuel-based cast polyurethanes.
Incorporate bio-materials into your designs
Frequently Asked Questions
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Why A Kit?
Biomaterials are not readily available to everyone today. That needs to change. We think amazing things will start to happen when renewable materials are more accessible and easy to use. And, we’ll all leave more fossil fuels in the ground.
What are polyurethanes?
Polyurethanes are a class of polymeric materials generated by reacting two types of chemical subunits, isocyanates (molecules with multiple reactive isocyanate groups) and alcohols having multiple reactive hydroxyl groups (called diols, triols, and polyols).
In the universe, there are many types of isocyanates and polyols. Different formulations can be achieved by combining different subunits and by varying the amount of minor formulation ingredients.
As a material class, polyurethanes are found everywhere. From the foam in your couch, the coatings on your car seats, the adhesives in your shoes, the wheels on your roller board, the bushings enabling the motion of millions of machines, as well as in tens of thousands of other products, polyurethanes a vital material for our modern functioning world.
What part of these formulations are biobased?
The Pollinator Series formulations are made 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).
How do I buy larger quantities or materials with different properties?
We can custom formulate to achieve a range of properties. We want to talk with you about your project, part, product, and process. Please contact us to discuss.
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.
The Pollinator Kit is ideal for hands-on prototyping. We can make mock-ups fast and feel good that its not harmful to the environment. We always have a great time working with this and its fun to discover new materials!
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.