Eco-friendly industrial material derived from cellulose from Zeoform
An Australian-based company has developed an industrial material made of pure cellulose. It is extracted from recycled and reclaimed papers, industrial hemp, discarded natural fabrics, waste and renewable plants. These materials are transformed into a strong, durable, flexible base material.
Zeoform claims that their product is 100% eco-friendly, with no glues, binders, chemicals or additives of any kind. It can eventually replace most plastics, woods, and composite materials used in manufacturing.
This material can be used on:
- Flat panels for cladding, doors, walls, floors, ceilings, cupboards, shelves, counter tops, tiles, splashbacks, laminates.
- Tubes / pipes for structural beams, columns, handrails, towel rails, banisters, furniture legs, handles, curtain rails.
- Moulded components for handles, switches, light fittings.
In terms of carbon footprint, this is a very good solution, as it reduces the emissions and the material is not made from petroleum. But, what is the real quality of the products made from this material? What are the risks of it being biodegradable? Yet considering its eco-friendliness, the specifications of the material will not change once it ends up in the environment, causing the same problems and posing the same risks as a non-biodegradable product.
For more information, visit the Zeoform website.