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FAQ

We have compiled a list of our most asked questions, please read on.

You can purchase our finished samples or buy our pulp to start mixing and visioning with Zeoform.

Yes, We have created a license opportunity for all types of businesses and industry. Please see our By Products page for a full detail of our offerings. You can start your Zeoform journey .

Yes. If products are made with plastic composites or made from wood fibres then, in short, you can make it with Zeoform. We have many variations of how the material can be used. Zeoform competes favourably for compression and tensile strength, hardness and durability, etc. ... without using any toxic ingredients.

The biggest advantage of Zeoform is that we use plant fibres, water and technological knowhow, that is our recipe. Because we use the largest renewable resource on the planet, we can offer you a non toxic supply chain from fibre in the field to finished product with full biodegradability after products are discarded. Zeoform takes low value bio waste and creates high value next generation products.

Our weakness is that we are currently only in 2 countries and to be able to make effective and lasting change to the business and manufacturing world we need to be in more countries. And have more people producing Zeoform.

For those more technical based questions

Zeoform is not just one material – but many – It can be made from a material as light as styrofoam to as dense as a hardwood. 

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 by Zeoform materials.

Unfortunately not at the moment. This is due to resources and time, we are developing this technology now and we hope that in the next year we will b able to blend bio-resins and therefore be able to 3D print.

12 months +/-, it doesn’t need to go to industrial recycling facilities to break down, but it does speed up the anaerobic process.

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 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. The use of custom-built machinery allows water to drain and Zeoform to cure predictably.

At present, Zeoform can be coated and sealed with conventional (chemical) paints, oils, varnishes and epoxies and other resins. However, we are focused on providing a ‘planet-friendly’ range of coatings and sealers, in partnership with companies, universities and research labs around the globe.

92% evaporation from wet pulp state yields a dry hard material with 8% retained humidity. To clarify, all cellulose contains a small fraction of water, approximately 8%.

Zeoform can achieve high strength-to-weight ratio materials with very light weights – (0.3gm / cm3), making it suitable for panels, bulking components and blanks for products or further shaping. Panels can be produced in numerous weights, shapes and with hard Zeoform skins (of varying thickness) for conventional (eg insulation) and specialised applications (surfboard, sporting equipment etc).

It is important to understand that Zeoform is not one material – but many. It can be engineered to suit specific applications. Many applications have a high added value and can absorb a considerably higher price. Having said that, most feedstocks, such as de-inked waste paper and hemp fibre, have a market/ commodity price. Paper pulp can be around US$700 tonne. Other costs of producing Zeoform are the energy used, labour costs, rent, and the amortisation costs of financing the plant and equipment.

Many factors come into play here. What form are you selling the Zeoform material in? Sheets/boards? Granules? Wet pulp? What volumes are you selling? How far away from your market are you? Who are your competitors? What are your customers making from Zeoform and how much value are they adding to the raw material?

Our Australian R&D / Artisan factory sold hemp pulp to a customer for US$70kg ($154lb) dry weight. The local customer made didgeridoos with a wholesale price of US$250kg ($550lb). In this case, Zeoform Australia could afford to pay US$10kg ($22lb) for the hemp cellulose fibre.



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