Nabasco Sign

100% smart & sustainable explained

Ingredients make the product

product development

Making Nabasco® biocomposite traffic signs can be compared to baking a loaf of bread. The ingredients of the biocomposite are kneaded into a kind of dough/paste. A small amount of graphite is added to this mixture of reed, lime and resin; this gives the traffic sign its prescribed color. The dough ripens for some time. The exact weight of dough required for the relevant traffic sign model is determined (0% waste), after which the composite is pressed under high pressure and at a high temperature. Air disappears under the pressure, the composite transforms from malleable to extremely hard, durable, weather-resistant and dimensionally stable. The CO2 of the reed is locked up and the production process is done with self-generated green electricity. This way, a top product is produced in a very environmentally.
The video explains the general process in a ‘prototype’ lab scale setting.

raw materials

Nabasco® biocomposite traffic signs are made from local residual flows. The main raw materials for these traffic signs are reed, which comes from the Netherlands, lime and resin.

Because the raw materials are obtained from local parties, little transport is required. Beneficial for the climate, because there are only low CO2 emissions.

Natural fibers require less energy to produce and fewer chemicals to bond to the resin. Both things ensure an even more sustainable product.


Only natural raw materials are used in the production of Nabasco®Sign traffic signs. The biocomposite consists of natural fiber reinforced material of Dutch reed, lime and resin.


The most important raw materials are residual materials from Dutch nature reserves. This results in a considerably lower environmental impact than with materials from other continents, which cause considerable CO2 emissions due to transport. So 100% local!


Nabasco® biocomposite road signs are 100% circular. At the end of their life, the signs are ground, with the residual material being completely reused in the production of new traffic signs. Incidentally, the traffic signs are not manufactured from sheet material but from a modular mould. As a result, there is also 0% waste during production.


The lifespan of the fiber reinforced plastic is virtually unlimited and has proven to last for decades in practice. For example, electrical boxes are made of this material. For the production of traffic signs, glass fibers have been replaced by natural fibers from Dutch reed.


Nabasco® biocomposite traffic signs comply with the European standard NEN-EN 12899-1 and the Dutch standard NEN 3381:2020. Of course, the back is in the obligatory gray color. Our traffic signs therefore contribute to a uniform and quiet street scene.