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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 …
Decorative sheet material made from recycled newsprint
by: Mirjam Visser, 2014-04-07 08:39:21 UTC
The Environ biocomposite® product line is made from recycled newsprint, a soy-based resin and color additives. Environ biocomposite® is sold in 3′×6′ sheet stock and available in various thicknesses. This interior decorative material is available in 4 colors. …
Spice infused paper extends freshness of produce up to 4 times
by: Mirjam Visser, 2014-03-21 12:58:02 UTC
Up to 50% of the world’s food supply is lost to spoilage. This enormous, yet often overlooked, global challenge is addressed with a simple innovation; FreshPaper. Developed by Fenugreen, FreshPaper can keep fruits and vegetables fresh for 2-4 times longer. …
Dyeing jeans with wine and just 1% of the usual water needed for the dying process
by: Mirjam Visser, 2014-03-17 07:36:17 UTC
Ecoyaa uses wine and korean traditional herbs based dyes to dye jeans. Colors vary between flesh pinks and bright reds to blues, deep indigo and pale blues. instead of over 1000 liter water they use 7,6 liters of water to dye a jeans. The wine-based …
Carbon negative Hardwood alternative made from Wheat-straw
by: Mirjam Visser, 2014-02-24 04:57:25 UTC
BIOFIBER Wheat is created from a rapidly renewable agricultural resource, wheat-straw, which offers a rich golden alternative to traditional hardwood or panel products. The resins are natural and no VOC’s are emitted. BIOFIBER is extremely versatile …


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