- story by MaterialDistrict
Liquidwood is biopolymer, consisting of the same ingredients as natural wood, lignin and cellulose. It also has similar properties.
By mixing specific types of lignin with natural fibres from wood, flax, hemp, sisal or other fibrous plants together with natural additives, novel materials are produced that can be processed even at higher temperatures and injected or extruded on conventional plastics processing machines in the same way as petrochemical thermoplastic materials.
The thermoplastic material combines the properties of renewable resources and natural wood with the processing capabilities of common thermoplastics.
The material can be used in architecture or to make products, using various proceses, such as injection moulding, thermomoulding and extrusion.