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Material (51)

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Limited quantities of Zeoform (material and samples) are available from our Australian plant now.

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We are creating a Licensing Package to manufacture and distribute Zeoform in as many countries as possible to create a vibrant competitive network of companies offering a broad range of Zeoform materials and products to meet local, regional and export demand.

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In short, yes. Comparing the mechanical properties of Zeoform with numerous hard plastics and composite chipboards, Zeoform competes favourably for compression and tensile strength, hardness and durability etc – without any toxic ingredients. For further technical data, click HERE.

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Zeoform’s biggest advantages are its only two ingredients – plant fibres + water. Plant fibres are the largest renewable resource on the planet and Zeoform has the potential to offer a non-toxic process chain from fibre in the field to finished product with full biodegradability after products are discarded. Zeoform is a non-polluting biomass resulting in low net carbon emissions.

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Currently, as a new technology, the know-how hasn’t yet been developed to produce precision components at an industrial scale, competitively – due to lack of technological development.

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Technical (35)

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Many factors influence the answer. What type of Zeoform? What feedstock? How much energy was used to generate the feedstock? The feedstock then needs to be processed into a microfiber-pulp using a specific grinding energy of 0.35 to 1.75 kWh/kg.

Note: The mechanical milling of Zeoform generates waste heat that may be captured, stored and used for further production.

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Yes, using custom built machinery that allows water to drain and Zeoform to cure predictably.

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Zeoform should generally be treated like wood if left outside for extended periods. Unprotected / uncoated Zeoform will eventually absorb water or humidity and soften. Sunlight is a minor factor in biodegradability – in fact Zeoform will fade but not break down in extreme sun conditions. Under laboratory conditions, water/moisture & enzymes are the primary degrading influences. In ideal natural conditions, a CHAIR made from Zeoform could fully biodegrade in under 12 months.

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Zeoform can be processed from raw (dry or wet) pulp into hard objects under ‘room-temperature’ conditions, including a drying cabinet at approx. 80ºC. During the evaporation process, a combination of physical and chemical reactions (fibre entanglement and hydroxyl bonding) occurs to enmesh cellulose fibres into a dense, uniform material. Zeoform can be compression moulded, sheet-pressed and formed under pressure at a temperature of 180ºC.

Note: The mechanical milling of Zeoform generates waste heat that may be captured, stored and used for further production. (And, of course, there are many ways to generate heat without burning fossil fuels, for example solar, wind, water turbines and other sources.)

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Zeoform can be made into sheets/surfaces minimum 0.5mm – 1mm thick that are translucent, allowing it to be used in lighting applications.

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