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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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Zeoform is not just one material – but many – from styrofoam light to ebony dense. The density range covered by Zeoform materials starts with Low Density Zeoform LD at 0.5 g/cm3 at the lower reaching up to 1.5 g/cm3 for High Density Zeoform HD at the upper end (it should also be mentioned that density values as low as 0.3 g/cm3 may be obtained for porous Zeoform types). For comparison, at the lower end of the Zeoform density range, chipboard reveals a density of approximately 0.7 g/cm3, while PVC and PF-HM show density values of 1.4 g/cm3, close to the upper end of the range of Zeoform materials. PE-HD, with 0.95 g/cm3, shows a density in the mid-range of densities covered Zeoform materials.

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No, Zeoform cannot yet be 3D printed at this time. With enough resources however, Zeoform may be 3D printed with bio-resins and special printers in the foreseeable future.

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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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