Nanocellulose-enhanced fibre board
Dr Koon-Yang Lee, Ms Puja Bharadia and Prof Alexander Bismarck together, have developed an elegant, intrinsically scalable and cost-effective technology for binding loose natural fibres together in order to create an in-plane non-woven fibre mat, utilising bacterial nanocellulose – itself a structural reinforcement, with no extra chemical modification steps involved during the production. A patent (US 9,193,130) was recently awarded for this technology
Working with designer Yun-Ting Lin, we have took this technology a step further by developing nanocellulose-enhanced fibre boards as a potential replacement for medium density fibreboards (MDF). These products were exhibited in the 2015 Royal College of Art Show.
A book cabinet made from nanocellulose-enhanced plant fibre board
Nanocellulose fibre board speaker cones
Nanocellulose-enhanced fibre board made from bacterial cellulose and various natural fibres