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Old 05-03-2008, 09:52 PM
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Plant plastic

Zelfo Australia Factory
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ztcEvU8Bil4
3:37




"...first developed in 1992...Zelfo is an ecological building material composed of water and cellulose plant fibers such as hemp, flax, sugar-cane and waste paper.

To retain its truly sustainable reputation, Zelfo is not combined with resins or glues and achieves optimal biodegradability. The material is moldable and comparable to wood when finished, making it an ideal green material choice for furniture, toys, instruments, and more.

"...tensile strength from 7 to more than 90 MPa are obtainable."



www.zelfoaustralia.com
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Any ideas on how they make this stuff? Is it just as simple as grinding up hemp and paper fibers with some kind of clay body or cement?
Basically a super papier mache??

Last edited by Arrow : 05-03-2008 at 10:20 PM.
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