Foam from algae

Alginsulate foam

The innovative alginsultate foam, which was developed in an exchange between TU Graz and the Universidad de Magallanes in Chile, shows the natural sea dweller in a new light. The extraction of the algae material is considered environmentally friendly due to the low CO2 emissions during production. Algae is also a rapidly renewable raw material. In addition to the wide range of possible applications and the good environmental balance, algae are the focus of the packaging industry primarily due to their simple and cost-effective production.

Product Name: Alginsulate foam
Manufacturer: VPZ Verpackungszentrum GmbH, Graz University of Technology
Project Status: Concept // Prototype // Market Ready // Series Production Ready

Source: Peters, Sascha: Materialrevolution I. Sustainable and multifunctional materials for design and architecture, Basel 2014, p. 41.
Image source: VPZ Verpackungszentrum GmbH