ADVANCES IN SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY-RESEARCH JOURNAL, cilt.13, ss.1-15, 2019 (ESCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi)
Given the added need for eco-friendly material, environmental scientists are constantly on the look-out for new solutions. In this respect, biodegradable polymer proved to be a promising one. The Selfix material, being a bioplastic, is biodegradable and, unlike other plastic products, can be considered feasible for the industry as a smart material capable of biodegrading at the end of its life cycle. Using Selfix, waste paper can be re-used, thus eliminating the need for recycling and helping to reduce the CO2 emissions. The present paper develops 3D models with Selfix material to offer benefits such as easy-cutting and sticking properties in a way that can be educational for children. We examine the mechanical properties of this material using tensile testing, laser-cutting, CNC milling, surface roughness and also scanning electron microscope or SEM.