Recent Materials

Ingeo, a biopolymer
by: Mirjam Visser, 2015-11-10 07:31:45 UTC
Ingeo is the trademark name for NatureWorks LLC’s synthetic fiber made from corn. The process to create Ingeo makes use of the carbon naturally stored in plants by photosynthesis. Plant starches are broken down into sugars. The carbon and other elements …
Recycled leather wall and floor covering material
by: Mirjam Visser, 2015-09-03 12:36:26 UTC
Buskin shreds leather scrap material from the shoe industry and bonds it with latex in flat and 3D material for wall and floor coverings. The 3D material has excellent acoustic properties and is with its jute backing for 100% created from natural material. …
Tiles clean air from VOC's and balance humidity
by: Mirjam Visser, 2015-07-17 12:43:46 UTC
ECOCARAT tiles, made by INAX known for it’s paperless toilet, contains a mineral “Allophane”. Allophane is a natural amorphous hydrous aluminium silicate, an clayey mineral contained in the volcanic ashes which has innumerable micro-pores. Also, allophane …
Monolithic 100% recycled PET, thermopressed material
by: Mirjam Visser, 2015-04-02 07:33:22 UTC
Danish design duo Komplot is the first to create an industrially produced chair made strictly from textile. The chair Nobody is molded in one piece and in one single process resulting in a simple, light weight and stackable chair meeting modern demands …
(Re)Mouldable wooden sheet material
by: Mirjam Visser, 2015-02-18 08:41:26 UTC
In addition to being non-toxic and clean, Woodcast sheets are fast and easy to work with: the heated sheets moulds easily to any (anatomical) shape. Woodcast can be adjusted and re-adjusted over and over again by being heated. 1–2 mm Woodcast can be …
Breathable insulating material made of 99.8% air
by: Mirjam Visser, 2015-02-10 08:23:52 UTC
Zero-Loft™ Aerogels insulation is thin, compression-resistant, breathable and waterproof. It is made of 99.8% air, air is locked in a solid material and cannot escape even under 600 psi. It provides 39 times more insulating capacity than the best fiberglass …
BeLeaf Birdhouses made of leaves
by: Mirjam Visser, 2014-11-17 18:26:58 UTC
By intervening in the natural cycle with an extra step, an added value is created, extending the decaying process of leaves before returning to the soil. By researching and experimenting with different kind of leaves Celestine created a new natural material. …
Foam that captures energy and removes excess carbon dioxide from the air
by: Mirjam Visser, 2014-11-17 18:26:10 UTC
University of Cincinnati’s work focused on making a new artificial photosynthetic material which uses plant, bacterial, frog and fungal enzymes, trapped within a foam housing, to produce sugars from sunlight and carbon dioxide. Foam was chosen because …
Water resistant recycled paper for outdoor use
by: Mirjam Visser, 2014-09-03 07:27:14 UTC
RainShadow™ patinas over time and has an inherently natural look. The water-resistant material requires no sealing on the face, edges or fastener holes. With over 65 years of manufacturing experience in the industrial, marine, extreme sports and architectural …
Recycled felt and leather carpets and wallcoverings
by: Mirjam Visser, 2014-08-06 09:30:58 UTC
Floor and Friends re-uses fabrics and bonded leather to produce their hand-made carpets and wall coverings. Wool felt in 53 colours is used to make custom made or standard designs. Recycled leather strenghtens the unique character of the carpets. The wall …


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