Bioplastic, Liquid Wood

With plastic toys turning up toxic and non-biodegradable shopping bags jamming landfills, German scientists have developed something called bioplastic, or liquid wood.

It’s made using waste material from the paper-making process and includes taking wood pulp, mixing it with hemp, flax or wood fibers and other additives to make a nontoxic wax that can be used to create a material similar to petroleum-based plastics.

A German company named Tecnaro invented liquid wood, or Arboform as it’s officially known, and they’re currently working on perfecting the technique. But, it’s already being used to make things like car parts, golf tees and ballpoint pens.

And, as MSNBC reports, they recently used liquid wood to make intricate figurines for a holiday Nativity scene.

Via SustainableBusiness News.

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  • Errol Salkey  February 16, 2009 at 6:52 pm

    I am very interested in ABROFORM and would appreciate being kept up to date.Is there any household/building products that has being made from this material? If so let me know as I am into the business of selling construction materials.

  • Latex-Fetisch  December 1, 2010 at 7:57 pm

    ich danke Ihnen für den Austausch. Ich weiß nicht von Geisteskrankheit leiden, ich

    genieße jede Minute davon.

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