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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 …
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 …
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 …
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 …
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 …
OLED Organic LED's power efficient light surfaces
by: Mirjam Visser, 2013-01-11 16:33:49 UTC
OLEDs – how do they work? Organic light-emitting diodes (OLEDs) are semiconductors made of layers of thin organic materials only a few nanometers thick, which can potentially be mounted on a variety of flexible substrates such as glass, metal foil or …
Maize starch fabric
by: Mirjam Visser, 2012-12-28 09:11:45 UTC
This fabric is made of a biodegradable fiber which is the result of research in starch and other grain byproducts. Working with overspun yarn experts in Kyoto, the traditional seat of exquisite kimono fabrics, using twisting and dying techniques. Resulting …
Wallpaper absorbs pollutant from air and old building construction
by: Mirjam Visser, 2012-12-13 20:51:05 UTC
Pollution due to contamination in building interiors continues to be a relevant topic. Numerous studies have proven that off-gassing in interiors has a considerable impact on our health and well-being. Headaches, nausea, and dizziness are just a few of …
Green Chemical alternative purchasing tool
by: Mirjam Visser, 2012-11-26 16:23:36 UTC
The Green Chemical Alternatives Purchasing Wizard is intended as a tool to reduce the hazardous waste profile in research labs, an effort that ultimately saves MIT, and its researchers, money while reducing hazard potentials and the burden to our environment. …
Mosstile to absorb humidity
by: Mirjam Visser, 2012-11-23 18:16:46 UTC
With Mosstile you can make a maintenance free vertical garden in your home. No need to water, give fertilizer or pruning. They don’t even need natural light. These tiles exist of a inert ecological resin based base with natural moss implanted. It stays …


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