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Bagasse alternative to styrofoam
by: Mirjam Visser, 2012-11-18 08:32:54 UTC
Bagasse is a byproduct form sugarcane production and besides being used for energy production it can also be used as a material for making paper or other products like packaging material. Bagasse can be used as an alternative to styrofoam in the ’hamburger …
Durable alternative to hard wood
by: Mirjam Visser, 2012-10-25 14:47:14 UTC
Created from sustainably sourced softwood, Accoya® matches or exceeds the durability, stability and beauty of the very best tropical hardwoods. The Accoya® wood production process takes sustainably-sourced, fast growing softwood and, in a non toxic acetylation …
Coconut tiles, tiles from waste
by: Mirjam Visser, 2012-10-04 15:55:51 UTC
Ekobe coconut tiles are made from Bahia coconut endocarp (hard coconut shell) using a patented process. There is no environmental impact. The fact that the coconut shell is made of approximately 50% lignin(natural resin), gives it great resistance to decomposition …
Extra thin tiles, 50% reduction of material, carbon footprint
by: Mirjam Visser, 2012-09-28 06:50:26 UTC
Ceracasa introduces one of the most significant product innovations of recent years. The tile body is reduced to half of the thickness ( the 11 mm goes to 6 mm in the size 49.1×98.2cm), bringing big advantages through the whole process and to the end user …
3D Prieto batteries that are waterbased with more and faster loads
by: Mirjam Visser, 2012-09-04 12:31:57 UTC
Amy Prieto, Colorado State University assisting professor, re-imagines the lithium-ion battery in a 3D solid state form, with no liquid electrolyte at all. Instead,a nanowire structure forms the backbone, with the anode, cathode, and electrolyte material …
Recycled leather for walls, flooring, seats etc
by: Mirjam Visser, 2012-08-28 12:15:44 UTC
The Andeline collection exists of recycled leather veneer made from pulverized leather fibers extracted from car seat and luxurious handbag manufacturers. Leather is composed of leather fibres and mixed with natural latex and Acacia tree bark as a binding …
Moso Bamboo a carbon neutral material over its lifecycle
by: Mirjam Visser, 2012-08-21 06:30:29 UTC
Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) is the commonly accepted methodology to systematically assess the environmental impact of a product or material over the full life cycle, thus from the extraction of resources until the end phase of demolition or recycling (from …
ECO-High-pressure laminate
by: Mirjam Visser, 2012-08-08 13:18:31 UTC
The world’s first high pressure laminate free of formaldehyde and phenols. These green-laminate boards have a formaldehyde emission of < 0.01 PPM acc. to EN DIN 717/1 Their core is made of Bagasse, fibres left over after sugar is extracted from sugarcane. …
Paper as a textile
by: Mirjam Visser, 2012-07-31 13:15:56 UTC
Paper is a cellulose non-woven and has therefor similar characteristics as cotton and viscose. Textiles made form paper can be crisp, translucent, lightweight and often make wonderful rustling sounds when worn. No wonder it is used in wedding dresses! …
Bamboo's versatility
by: Mirjam Visser, 2012-07-23 13:44:56 UTC
Bamboo is a wonder plant by all accounts. Its many uses include erosion control, watershed protection, soil remediation, and environmental greening. Increased awareness of bamboo’s immense potential will create livelihood opportunities and contribute to …


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