- story by MaterialDistrict
Krown’s products are made of mycelium and agricultural waste. Mycelium is the network of fungal wires, or mushroom ‘roots’. This mycelium acts as a natural glue that can bind a biomass together. Krown’s product range includes light shades, coolers, packaging material, insulation, wall tiles and much more.
Krown 3D prints their reusable moulds with a renewable biopolymer, which can be recycled and reprinted over and over again in-house. These moulds are filled with local agricultural waste, a little water and mycelium that binds it all together. For the structure to grow and gain its strength takes around a week. Once it’s full-grown and dried, the mycelium turns into a structural, stable and renewable product. And at the end of its useful life the products can be used as fertiliser.
Krown grows their products under Ecovative’s license, and and has the Cradle2Cradle Gold certification.