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The three meter high Miscanthus plant, or Elephant grass, is a renewable material for different lightweight purposes in the building industry. This material is the biopolymer application of Miscanthus combined with colza oil as a highly biodegradable plastic. The photos on this page show an example of a biodegradable flower pot.
Benefits of the Miscanthus as a raw material:
– high capacity of sound absorption
– good thermal insulation
– 100% chemical free
– 80% weight reduction compared to concrete
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