Biodegradable Clay Pigeons - for the environmentally aware shooter
Our Biodegradable clay pigeons are made entirely from natural raw materials, and are manufactured in South Africa. Realising the impact we have on the environment, we have developed an alternative product for the environmentally aware shooter. Our products have been developed to share the same characteristics of flight and breakability as the traditional pitch based clay pigeons, yet completely environmentally friendly.
Clay Targets for Africa !
Our research and development program is showing some major improvements to our clay pigeons. We have developed a biodegradable clay pigeon using natural polymers and a filler material which is worked into almost all farmlands in South Africa by the ton. Our product is biodegradable on the microbe level, and therefore takes some years to degrade. It is not soluble in water, and can thus be left out in the rain with no adverse effect on the performance.
Tests indicate that our binding agent has a temperature stability in the region of 80degC, so even Musina club can use our clays and be confident of performance at sweltering midday temperatures.
Whilst maintaining the superior aerodynamic design; centre-of-mass; and balance; of our clay, the new Sporting clay has increased surface friction. Thereby improving breakability, by ‘catching pellets’ which would normally glance off the dome. Not only have we increased the breakability of our Sporting Clay, but we have also increased the brittleness, along with its superior thermal stability – all while maintaining the core values of AfriClay, and still being a Biodegradable clay pigeon - for the environmentally aware shooter.