Recent Materials

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 …
Recycled and devulcanized rubber
by: Mirjam Visser, 2014-08-06 09:30:27 UTC
Rubber manufacturers typically throw off waste of 5 to 15 percent – it’s a cost of doing business. These manufacturers now have another, more profitable option. They can recover this waste and crumb it into granules of rubber. They can then mix two parts …
Lightweight foamed concrete
by: Mirjam Visser, 2014-06-24 16:52:06 UTC
Development in the production of integral foamed concrete A core of foamed concrete with a solid outer layer. The kernel and cladding are both made from sand, cement and water and are fully recyclable. The worldwide production of concrete continues …
Silky fabric made from milk waste
by: Mirjam Visser, 2014-05-22 13:06:21 UTC
In Germany alone, every year 1.9 million tons of milk cannot be used for consumption and ends up being waste or a byproduct. Due to process steps that are not up to par with the stringent legislation or because it is a waste product in the process of for …


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