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From iron sludge to ceramic products

Published 2 months ago by Sigrid | no responses

Called Oer, an initiative by Lotte de Raadt, this project investigates different possibilities for the application of iron sludge, a waste product of drinking water production, in ceramic products. In Brabant, a province in the ...

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Tables made of recycled carpet waste

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London-based designer Riccardo Cenedella designed stools and lamps made of recycled synthetic carpet waste. In the UK alone, 400.000 tonnes of carpet waste are generated annually. Carpets are a composite product, not designed for disassembly. ...

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Bricks made of church tower debris

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Dutch circular concept firms Brokkenmákers and New Horizon have developed a circular brick made from debris from the renovation of the Dom Tower of Utrecht and Dutch river clay. The Dom Tower of Utrecht is ...

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MaterialDistrict Utrecht 2022: once again a great success

Published 3 months ago by Sigrid | no responses

From Tuesday 5 to Thursday 7 April, the leading material innovation event for R&D and design professionals took place: MaterialDistrict Utrecht 2022. With a comprehensive programme with 50 lectures from material experts and designers, 135 ...

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Disposable materials made of a weed

Published 4 months ago by Sigrid | no responses

Dutch designer Sanne Bruurmijn developed various disposable materials out of a plant generally considered a weed, Canadian fleabane. In a project called Gewenst Ongewas (which can be loosely translated to ‘desired non-crop’), Bruurmijn aims to ...

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3D printing with wood

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Dutch designer Lorenzo Hoorn uses industrial wood waste and thermoplastics to 3D print reinforced large objects. In order to 3D print large objects from thermoplastics, the material needs to be reinforced with fibres. These fibres ...

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