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Natural Fabric dye from the fermentation pot
by: Mirjam Visser, 2019-04-04 16:32:27 UTC
Almost every industrially used colour is produced using fossil-based chemistry. One of the most colour-consuming industry remains textile manufacturing, which uses 1 million tons of dyes every year, this industry happens to be the second most polluting …
Kintsugi: make products unique by repairing with gold glue
by: Mirjam Visser, 2018-10-18 12:28:51 UTC
New kintsugi is a new way of gluing porcelain based on the old kintsugi technique to repair porcelain with leave gold. The story goes that kintsugi may have originated when in the late 15th century the emperor sent his damaged pottery back to China for …
Dye without water
by: Mirjam Visser, 2018-05-23 13:16:11 UTC
Airdye is a water-less dye process for synthetic fabrics and materials. AirDye technology eliminates hazardous wastewater as a byproduct of dyeing fabric. Water scarcity affects one in three people on every continent and the world bank assumes 30% of all …
Silky fabric from waste
by: Mirjam Visser, 2018-04-05 11:40:14 UTC
In Italy every year, more than 700.000 tons of citrus skin waste are produced. Orange Fiber set out to develop a process to use this waste in the production of an innovative material out of industrial byproducts. Using citrus juice byproducts that do not …
Injection molded wood from Lignin
by: Mirjam Visser, 2017-11-09 15:43:46 UTC
A thermoplastic material made exclusively from renewable resources is based on lignin, a natural polymer which is formed by photosynthesis and makes up about 30 % of the substance of every tree and every wood plant. Lignin is second to cellulose as the …
Fly Ash Brick emits 85% less CO2eq
by: Mirjam Visser, 2017-10-09 13:24:18 UTC
Producing brick from recycled fly ash consumes less energy and emits less CO2 because it does not require firing to harden the masonry units. Nor is any cement, which is also fired at high temperatures, used as a binder. As a result, the CalStar green brick …
Compostable packaging integrated in the product offering
by: Mirjam Visser, 2016-11-29 20:45:58 UTC
Help Remedies goals was to do what you expect of a healthcare company, be people as well as earth friendly. Not confusing or scaring people but make the health care issues easy understandable, comforting, clear and soften the experience. The idea is …
Lignin plywood board from flax and canola fibres
by: Mirjam Visser, 2016-04-25 11:39:55 UTC
Traditionally fibre boards contain lot’s of chemicals and VOC’s. Myco board doesn’t. The used resins are biobased and VOC-free. These boards can be either used structural or non-structural. Myco Board has a pleasing all-natural surface finish. If you …
Growing bricks instead of firing
by: Mirjam Visser, 2016-03-21 12:55:32 UTC
40% of global carbon dioxide emissions are linked to the construction industry, primarily from exhaustive material production and disposal processes. At bioMASON, they grow their materials by employing microorganisms to grow cement.The inspiration for these …
unglazed homogeneous porcelain stoneware; Pico
by: Mirjam Visser, 2016-02-15 16:21:29 UTC
“Pico” focuses on revealing the matter as a substance itself – the compressed sand and minerals that constitute ceramic tiles. Intended to maintain the raw aspect of traditional earth floors or handmade cement. The collection comes in three differently …


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