BMW visionary seat infinite loop grown innovation

BMW visionary seat concepts

With the visionary seat concepts, BMW Design presents ideas for concrete applications using other innovative materials and production methods that contribute to lower CO2 emissions and increased use…

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Bio Floral Foam - Steckschaum aus Schnittblumen

Floral foam made from cut flowers

Thai designer Irene Purasachit uses discarded cut flowers to make eco-friendly floral sponge, paper and textiles.

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Woodio Toilette und Waschbecken aus Holzzellulose

Washbasin and toilet seat from wood cellulose

Finnish company Woodio has developed the world's first toilet made from a biomaterial based on wood cellulose and resins. The product received the Design Plus Award 2023 at the ISH in Frankfurt.

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Cocoboard sustainable materials

Cocoboard

NaturLoop has been developing a technology for biocomposites from agricultural byproducts and natural adhesives. Its first product, Cocoboard is made from coconut husk fibers and tannin extracts.

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Mogu Ephea leather alternative from mushroom

Green leather alternative from mushrooms

With EPHEA, the Italian manufacturer Mogu presented a new mushroom-based leather alternative at Paris Fashion Week and expanded the options for the shoe and fashion industry.

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On the way to climate-neutral steel

thyssenkrupp has reached an important milestone in its transformation towards climate-neutral steel. The first batch of steel was delivered with reduced CO2 emissions.

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Highly densified and extremely hard wood

The company Swiss Wood Solutions is working on modifying domestic solid wood and veneer so that it becomes a true high-performance material, in some cases surpassing the properties of tropical woods.

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CoffeeWatch Materialinnovationen im Design

World‘s first watch made from recycled coffee

The Berlin designer Julian Lechner, in cooperation with Lilienthal Berlin, launched the world's first watch made from recycled coffee grounds, waxes and oils.

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Biokunststoff HMF aus Altbackwaren

Bioplastics from old bakery goods

Scientists from the Fraunhofer WKI and the University of Hohenheim have succeeded in extracting the bioplastic hydroxymethylfurfural HMF from old bakery goods for formaldehyde-free resins and…

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Stand-up paddleboard from renewable materials

Stand-up paddling is one of the trend sports. At the Fraunhofer WKI, a team of researchers is developing a stand-up paddleboard that is made entirely from renewable raw materials.

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