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Made of mycelium, MykoFoam is stronger than EPS and more water resistant than hemp, wool and straw insulation. Its thermal performance is estimated to be competitive with mineral wool while its estimated sound-absorption is 75% at 1000Hz. It possesses good water permeability and it is non-toxic, VOC free and fire safe (estimated Euroclass B).
At the moment Mykor is developing their material in two countries, the UK and Portugal. They are developing an additive to increase product longevity and increase water and fire resistance, whilst also scaling up production. You can expect to commercially buy the MykoFoam, certified, by Q3 2023.
Application: thermal and acoustic insulation
Characteristics: High thermal performance; fire resistant; competitive pricing, renewable and circular materials