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Bio Plastics from Fish Scales

new bio-based material from organic waste


The London designer Erik de Laurens is responsible for one of the most bizarre recent developments. It was based on a discovery he made during a development aid project in a Cape Town township. Mr. de Laurens was able to make a material out of fish scales that could be used to produce moulded parts like goggle frames and drinking cups by means of applying heat and pressure without the need of a binder. In doing so, he made a discovery that could play an important role in the transition from petro-based to bio-based chemistry.





The new material is part of the exhibition "Hello Materials" in the Danish Design Center Kopenhagen.



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