Traditionally it is difficult to use wood in consumer goods because its ability to be shaped is limited due to the fact that it is solid and can’t be easily molded. Fabrication of wood requires extensive labor and equipment and can use hazardous materials such as formaldehyde.
As an alternative, manufacturers may turn to wood plastic composites, but these typically cannot be easily recycled and lose the natural biodegradability of wood. Additionally, currently only 10% of wood scraps are being recycled.
Daika wood is a technology developed at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem that enables industrial wood fabrication without design restrictions, turning wood scrap into quality products using standard manufacturing methods.
It is a 100% wood based raw material that can be extruded molded or printed using no hazardous materials. Daika is made from natural binders in an aqueous medium mixed with recycled wood particles.
This material retains wood’s touch, appearance, warmth, and acoustics and can be processed the same way as regular wood. At its end of life, it is fully recyclable and biodegradable.
Potential applications of this material include packaging, consumer electronics, automotive, construction, and toys.
We'e sorry that this content was not useful for you!
Let us improve this post!
Please tell us how we can improve... or what you would have liked to see?