New Plastic ‘Zeoform’ Turns Hemp Into Almost Anything


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What if todays plastics could be made from materials that were not only sustainable but non toxic? Today, our plastics are made from oil which means not only are we putting toxic chemicals into our atmosphere, but we are also filling our environment with products that cannot bio-degrade. 

A new company out of Australia has created a promising new product called Zeoform and it is made only from water and cellulose take  from hemp plants. This means their plastic is not only eco-friendly in production but is also biodegradable!

As stated on their website:

Zeoform is a revolutionary material that changes everything. Made from cellulose fibres and water – and absolutely nothing else! Our patented process converts cellulose fibres into a super strong high tech moulding material capable of being formed into a multitude of products. ZEOFORM is 100% non-toxic, biodegradable and ‘locks up’ carbon from waste into beautiful, functional forms.

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According to Zeoform, their product is very durable and relies only on the natural process of hydrogen bonding that takes place when cellulose fibres are mixed with water. No glue or bonding material is necessary because the bond created is already so strong. The final material can be formed into almost anything and can be cut, routed, machined, drilled, screwed, nailed and glued in the same way wood and wood composites can be. It can also be coloured/dyed, and finished in any way creators like.

The material is water and fire resistant inherently and can be enforced further in both categories with some small adjustments to ingredients. The product can be made into anything from car parts to paper, moulds, furniture, and even musical instruments – the possibilities are endless.

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Given the practicality of the product, the company hopes to expand their patented technology and begin offering manufacturing licensees to larger facilities around the world. Given the fact that there is a lot of infrastructure already set up where this type of product can be built, switching over from non-sustainable and toxic methods to methods Zeoform uses is very possible and should be a high priority given our environmental state. Sure it might mean disaster for big oil, but isn’t it time we put us and the environment before profit?

Zeoform is currently running a crowd-funding campaign to help bring this awesome technology into action. We’ve throw in our support and believe it’s really important for others to as well! Check it out here: http://www.gofundme.com/zeoform

Also check out The World’s Most Eco-Friendly Car Made From Hemp and Can Mushrooms Be The New Plastic?

Source:

http://www.zeoform.com/


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  2. High heaven knows this is an invention well overdue and would contribute well to the mind‘s eye of what an Earth friendly modern land’s technology would be like… I consider even if this wonderful Zeoform is too late to save this world .. it’s right on time for the rise of a new world …

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  3. mergon

    this technology foes back to the days of Henry Ford and the model T there was no money in hemp for the oil giants because they could make billions from oil based plastics,but when oil gets just to expensive surprise surprise hemp will make a come back ,copywritted and patented of course !

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  5. Zeoform is really old. has it come back?

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    • Leslie Fish

      *Snerk* The first plastics — Nylon, Rayon, etc. — were made from cellulose. The reason plastics companies shifted to petroleum-based plastics is that they were longer-lasting (non-biodegradable!), and because at the time petroleum was cheap. Well, one of those conditions is no longer desirable, and the other is no longer feasible. Yes, it’s high time that cellulose-plastic makes a comeback!

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  6. Hopefully the process is not in any way similar to the toxic brew in which “rayon” is produced?

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  7. gary

    wonder how long it will be, before an oil company buys them out. Or governments make it illegal because it is hemp. I

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