- story by Paula Nerlich – Biodesign
The material COCOA_001 is made with 40% waste from industrial chocolate production and follows the concept of a circular economy by looping resources and giving so called waste further usage. All other ingredients are vegan, biodegradable and non harmful to the environment.
The material is part of Paula Nerlich’s research into vegan biomaterials and is currently in development. It is water-repellent, solid and has a shiny surface.
COCOA_001 can be remoulded several times without material loss with low energy usage and it shows strong potential for 3D-printing.