Kokoboard Peanut Shell
- story by MaterialDistrict
Kokoboard Peanut Shell is a biocomposite board made of waste peanut shells. Peanut shells are turned into particle boards by a hot press procedure and the use of a formaldehyde-free adhesive. The product takes little energy to produce and reduces CO2 emissions by offering farmers an alternative to the usual burning of harvest waste. Furthermore, the producers of Kokoboard increase the income of farmers by buying the shell waste that comes from peanut farming, thus encouraging agriculture over deforestation. Peanut Shell resists moisture and flame better than wood competitors and it can be used for floors, ceilings and walls, as well as furniture and other wood products.