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Paper alternative to foam plastics
by: Mirjam Visser, 2013-12-12 12:45:56 UTC
Paperfoam is an sustainable alternative to foamed plastic inlays and other packaging. It is made from starch, fibers to fill and water. CD boxes for example are traditionally made out of both paper and plastic which need to be separated for recycling. The …
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Lyocell fabric made from wood
by: Mirjam Visser, 2013-12-05 22:22:47 UTC
Lyocell is a fabric most know better by its brand name Tencel®. It has a soft finish, packs light and is made from cellulose (vegetable matter), or wood pulp. Tencel® branded lyocell is made from eucalyptus trees. This natural fabric is noted for its durability …
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100% Biocomposite
by: Mirjam Visser, 2013-09-28 13:02:27 UTC
Traditional composites are very expensive and hard to recycle. Landfilling of a glass fibre polyester sailing boat after the use phase is impossible within EU-legislation and incineration is difficult due to glass polluting the ovens. NPSP Composite …
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100% renewable bio-based thermoplastic
by: Mirjam Visser, 2013-09-16 09:50:47 UTC
If you are looking for a material with a natural feel and high degree of freedom of shape then Treeplast might be a good alternative. It is natural renewable and biodegradable, originally made from wood chips (50%), with crushed corn and natural resins …
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panels made from bamboo pulp
by: Mirjam Visser, 2013-08-21 06:59:24 UTC
The panels/tiles are made from bamboo pulp, and have the feel of solid fibreboard. - Original colour: off-white - Paintable with wall paint - Flame retardant, water repellent - Dimensions per panel: L 46 cm x W 46 cm x H 2 cm - Material thickness …
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Cultured meat to feed the world
by: Mirjam Visser, 2013-08-05 12:24:52 UTC
Unusual here but since meat production has a hugh environmental and animal welfare impact I thought it on its place to talk about food. And it is designed as any product discussed here. Today Mark Post of Maastricht University in the Netherlands presented …
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Using the beauty in waste clay for porcelain series
by: Mirjam Visser, 2013-07-15 20:06:41 UTC
One of the nominees for the MateriaalPrijs 2012. The production process of immaculate white porcelain is extremely damaging. One kilo is accompanied by six kilos of waste, the mining changes landscapes once and for all. Colour, texture and structure …
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Paperlite; Paper trays for salamis and sausages
by: Mirjam Visser, 2013-07-03 06:01:40 UTC
Flextrus PaperLite® is a paper based product with unique built in stretching opportunities. Flextrus buys the FibreForm® paper from Billerud and combines it into a multilayer material with resin or plastic film from fossil or renewable feedstock. The characteristics …
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Hightech odor-control fabric made from used coffeegrounds
by: Mirjam Visser, 2013-06-13 13:44:24 UTC
S.Cafe worked on an idea that no one has ever come up with before, that is, to use the coffee grounds odor control ability in a fabric. They started to recycle the waste and tried to make this idea come true. It took them four and half years to change coffee …
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Re-use used products, parts and rejects
by: Mirjam Visser, 2013-06-05 07:19:07 UTC
Reestore tries to avoid traditional eco materials in favour of contemporary finishes, fabrics and above all style. Managing Director Max McMurdo is keen to stress that environmental consideration need not compromise the aesthetics and desirability of reestore’s …

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