innovation inspired by nature
All plants use cellulose as their structural building block.
The plant will first build a cellulose molecule, many of them form a nano fibril.
These link together to make a micro fibril;
micro fibrils form fibrils and together the fibrils form the fibre, all linked by OH- (hydroxyl) bonds.
By cutting the fibres in a wet mill (refiner) we return to the nano and micro fibrils.
The increased surface area of the fibres creates many OH-bonds and by splicing and squeezing the fibres we turn them into tiny, fluffy feathers, which are entangled with each other in the pulp matrix.
This micro fibrillated pulp is then shaped on to a mold and hardens in the drying process only through increased OH bondings and fibre/ fibril entanglement.
There are only 3 ingredients in our process and materials:
cellulose fibres, pigments (hemp charcoal &/ iron oxide pigments) & water.
We compose structural, biodegradable materials made from various plant fibres and wastes with a high cellulose content (e.g hemp, bamboo, waste paper, etc…), free of binders or resins.
We use hemp fibre as our main raw material because of it’s strength and sustainability.
Due to the possible variations in intensity of cutting and fibrillating fibres, the technical properties of our materials can be varied systematically.
As a result, sustainable, biodegradable materials with excellent mechanical properties, fully based on renewable resources are available.
These materials are superior to common plastics and wood composites and can be finished, worked, glued and coated like wood.UA-67824049-1UA-67824049-1