Bio-plastic is cheap, easily moldable, and relatively quick way or producing a wide variety of goods. The density and composition of the plastic is easily varied from light weight foamed composites to high density solid members. The former used for packing materials and light weight containers, the latter for building materials. Colors can be added by the addition of dyes to the feedstock.
The only drawback to bio-plastic is its vulnerability to Ultraviolet light. The plastic degrades under constant exposure to UV, becoming unusable after a few weeks to a few months. It also does not work well under conditions of extreme environments (heat, cold or vacuum).
Bio-plastic is most frequently used as part of a colonization equipment list.
The most common form of shipping the Bio-plastic bacteria is in a 10 liter container, which weighs about 12 kg, and costs Cr20,000. The bacteria in shipment have been freeze-dried and can last several decades. Once revived by application of their nutrient feedstock, they are very vulnerable and can live only a few minutes when exposed to anything but their own sealed environment.
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