BASF and Studio Inma Bermúdez have jointly developed an innovative heavy-duty shelf made of plastics: “OTTO”. The shelf is easy to assemble, expand and repair thanks to a novel modular design. More, all plastics elements are made of just one material, which allows for easy recycling at the end of OTTO’s lifecycle.

High-performance plastics offer enormous advantages in this area: they combine strength and durability with low weight, can be used in a variety of ways and, thanks to alternative raw materials, can contribute significantly to reducing the carbon footprint.

All plastic elements are expandable and interchangeable. The shelf can carry a load of up to 100 kg per shelf. Moreover, in addition to the wooden shelves, the plastics parts of OTTO are made of only one thermoplastic. Both the load-bearing outer structure and all connecting elements are made of a single polyamide, which guarantees optimal recycling of the plastic elements at the end of their life cycle. In series production, OTTO’s carbon footprint could be further reduced using the biomass balance approach. Here, renewable raw materials replace fossil raw materials in BASF’s production Verbund, which significantly reduces CO2 emissions.

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