December 13, 2010

Cool Material: Wood Used as Plastic

Would you like a helmet made of wood?  Or any other injection molded products made of wood? Then check this cool material, where Wood is used as Plastic.

 


ARBOFORM is the cool, green material made by Tecnaro and also known as Liquid Wood. It uses Lignin, one of the most abundant natural polymers, that is a byproduct of the pulp industry. In a fibre composite form, Lignin behaves like a thermoplastic and can be used to make injection-molded products (via GreenDiary).

Will we see an iPhone made of Wood next?