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Crabby plastics

Published 7 years ago by Allie | one response

New bio-plastics derived from the polymers found in crushed crab shells are environmentally friendly and non-toxic as well as soft, tactile and very expressive design materials for use in electronics.     Based in London, product ...

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Materia at Tekhnodrev Siberia

Published 7 years ago by Philip | no responses

Team Materia took off for the dense woods of Siberia to exhibit at a new show for us. Tekhnodrev 2013 is one of Russia’s most significant wood exhibitions, and Materia was there to promote some ...

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Plastic scraps become cladding innovation

Published 7 years ago by Allie | no responses

A recently completed building in the Netherlands is clad with exterior panels made entirely from waste plastic. Known as Gamplanken, this new cladding material is unique not only in its appearance but also in terms ...

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The Perception of disposables – seminar

Published 7 years ago by Philip | no responses

The hospitality industry uses a huge amount of glassware, crockery, cutlery and packaging. It’s often easiest to make these items from disposable materials to save on personnel and cleaning costs. But the perception of disposables ...

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Innovative materials at Dutch Green Building Week

Published 7 years ago by Allie | no responses

As part of Dutch Green Building Week, Materia is highlighting the latest in its green materials collection along with some inspiring images of how some of these materials have been creatively applied in built projects ...

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2D to 3D materials

Published 7 years ago by Allie | no responses

Rugs designed by Renate Vos are able to transform from soft, two-dimensional floor coverings into three-dimensional objects for sitting on – and vice versa. Be sure to check out her 2D to 3D material transformations.  The ...

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