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Paper Factor is a solid surface material made from a new compound of micro-paper, made from recycled or FSC certified wood. The material is strong, durable, and light.
Available in various formats, colours and combinations — from large panels to small modules that can be assembled like a mosaic — it can be used for re-covering surfaces both vertical and horizontal, including ceilings, walls, and furniture. The material is made with non-toxic ingredients, and finished to be resistant to moulds, parasites, fungi. It is water-repellant and anti-stain, and provides both sound and thermal insulation.
All products are hand-made and finished with techniques usually employed on wood, metal, plastic and stone, processes that previously could not be used on papier-mâché. The impasto is mixed with natural pigments, pressed carefully by hand into moulds and dried slowly.It can be modelled in many 2D or 3D shapes, geometries, patterns, and sizes. The dried products are trimmed, calibrated and polished manually and with CNC machines.
The patented material was scientifically tested and developed in collaboration with the University of Salento.