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The material COCOA is made with 50% surplus from industrial chocolate production and follows the concept of a circular economy by looping resources and giving so called waste further usage. The material is part of Paula Nerlich’s research into vegan biomaterials and is currently in development. COCOA is solid with a shiny surface and is water-repellant. It can be remoulded several times without material loss with low energy consumption and all ingredients are compostable.

COCOA is part of the speculative concept KUSK: Initiated through the new circular biomaterial COCOA – the story of KUSK re-thinks cosmetics packaging and turns these new thoughts into tangible matter in form of a reusable packaging set for self-care products.

The material is in development and currently has no industrial production capacity.

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