Recent Materials

Wool felt sound absorbing walls
by: Mirjam Visser, 2012-01-14 08:37:43 UTC
Anne Kyrro Quinn and her studio make bespoke wall coverings from felt. Because of their 3D character they are functioning as sound absorbers. But most of all they are gorgeous! Light plays with the structure. The main material, felt, absorbs sound and …
Flooring made of furniture scrap
by: Mirjam Visser, 2012-01-02 18:50:10 UTC
Although bamboo in itself is self sustaining, in can grow meters in a year and after cutting it off it continues to grow. Bamboo is however not necessarily the material with the lowest eco-cost. The market for bamboo is for instance in Europe but if production …
Foldable sheetmaterial
by: Mirjam Visser, 2011-12-11 17:22:57 UTC
foldtex consists of at least two layers, one is flexible, the other is stiff. When an incision is made in the stiff layer, the flexible layer below is exposed and a folding hinge of any preferred length is created. A variety of materials can be used as …
Transparent LED film, Lumisys
by: Mirjam Visser, 2011-09-21 14:18:11 UTC
In 2005, Top Nanosys began their mission to manufacture low cost, transparent conducting films that were different from the rest. Through extensive research in Korea’s Ajou University and the Korea Institute of Machinery and Materials, the LED signboard …
Green Blade; banana trunk veneer
by: Mirjam Visser, 2011-07-12 15:53:55 UTC
Green Blade, a natural, handmade, decorative veneer, composed of 100 % banana fibres. As a product of integrated farming, the trunks of banana plants are cultivated and transformed in Martinique. Thanks to know-how and a process of sustainable development …
Structural sheet material made from (recycled) cellulose fibers
by: Mirjam Visser, 2011-07-08 07:46:20 UTC
The manufacturing process that produces ECOR®panels is a model of refined simplicity. Similar to the “wet” process used for many years to produce paper and cardboard, the ECOR® process creates a wet fiber “stew” or matrix similar to paper pulp, which can …
Recycling of rare earth out of magnets
by: Mirjam Visser, 2010-12-06 03:24:03 UTC
Mining of rare earths is a dirty business, leading to radioactive waste and polluted water this with the fact that China, the largest producer of rare earth elements, is reducing their production to clean up processes as well as reducing exports is asking …
Glass fabric
by: Mirjam Visser, 2010-12-02 00:41:28 UTC
The versatility of glass as a fiber makes it a unique industrial textile material. Fiber glass in fabric form offers an excellent combination of properties from high strength to fire resistance. They do not detoriate under sunlight, they reflect and filter …
Paper made from waste of apple-juice production
by: Mirjam Visser, 2010-05-05 02:00:17 UTC
This paper material is made out of apple waste from the apple-juice industry. The organic waste produced by the apple industry is considered as a “special waste” nowadays and therefore it must be disposed off with expensive processes. The paper is achieved …


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