Hey guys, so in the course of my research for bioplastics, I also ventured into searching for bio-resins… and found this!
Yeah that’s right. Injectable bio-wood.
“It looks like wood, feels like wood, is even made of wood – but it shifts shape and solidifies like plastic, bringing together the most powerful material assets of two of the most used materials on the planet. Lingin (an often-discarded element of regular wood) is combined with natural resins, flax and fibers that can be injected into molds and form extremely complex, precision-shaped objects normally made of conventional, non-biodegradable petroleum-based plastics. The result has been dubbed Arboform by its German inventors, and may well revolutionize the worlds of material science and mass production. Just like wood, it breaks down quickly and organically into eco-safe by-products like water and carbon dioxide. It is also made from a leftover part of trees that is unused during the paper-making process – over 100 million pounds of its main ingredient are created as a simple side-effect of the existing pulp industry.”
Read more: http://dornob.com/liquid-wood-fantastic-100-organic-bio-plastic-material/#ixzz2zDH908bd
PPS: I’ve also discovered lots of people not only making ALGAE bio-plastic but also bioplastic from chitin, the primary protein or something (I’m very scientific) in crab & beetle shells. Really fascinating – think of all the innovations we can make for the sake of science (and art) just by testing new forms of making bioplastic.