Limited quantities of Zeoform (material and samples) are available from our Australian plant now.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
12 months +/-
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.
Yes, using custom built machinery that allows water to drain and Zeoform to cure predictably.
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