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Kintsugi: make products unique by repairing with gold glue
by: Mirjam Visser, 2013-08-12 08:06:15 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 …
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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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Paper pulp with biopolymer; durable and waterresistant
by: Mirjam Visser, 2013-03-08 14:54:10 UTC
The swedish Pulplab is researching how paper can be used in cases that non-paperlike properties are needed; shock absorbing, strong, durable, insulating, etc In 2003 the Swedish research company STFI-Packforsk (now re-named to Innoventa) was involved …
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Bionic tiles clean up airpolution
by: Mirjam Visser, 2013-02-03 17:24:58 UTC
BIONICTILE ® by CERACASA is a porcelain tile with the capacity to destroy harmful nitrogen oxides (NOx) from the air. These NOx are present through combustion (pollution from cars and industries). It uses a special design and a patented glaze which causes …
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Cured wood alternative for tropic hard wood
by: Mirjam Visser, 2013-01-31 19:33:31 UTC
Tropical hard wood is often used for its durability and its aesthetics. Deforestation in the tropics is however a problem and increases climate changes. There are nowadays however different alternatives. Softer woods, like european pine, american oak, can …
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A recyclable metallic foil
by: Mirjam Visser, 2013-01-19 16:40:00 UTC
Henkel’s MiraFoil liquid coating is an environmentally responsible and sustainable alternative to foil board laminating and hot foil stamping; that is equally brilliant to foil. MiraFoil coating is UV curable and can be applied to precise areas, reducing …

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