Superwood is a material made from recycled wood fibres and a bio-based binder. Today, 95% of the fibreboards is still produced with glue based on formaldehyde.The WHO has proven this substance to be toxic to humans and the environment. We are replacing that harmful compound and are developing a healthy, resource-saving new material.
Today people spend more than 90 percent of their lives indoors. Toxic components in our environment are invisible but present in many materials that surround us. These substances are not only harmful to health and the environment. They also disable the recycling of the materials at the end of their life.
We develop a biobased glue to bind the wood fibres in a sustainable way. To meet the highest processing standards, the materials properties are tested regarding mechanical, thermal and hygric performance. Read more about the research on using waste for a new biodegradable adhesive.
With an experimental, playful approach, we shift the visual expectation of recycled materials, explore the visual qualities of wood fibres to create a material with its own aesthetic. Highlighting its offcut or waste indegredients