COOKING NEW MATERIALS
“Cooking new materials” is an independently developed technique which aims to process biowastes into a soft but yet robust leather-like material. The seemingly useless food wastes will reborn with a second life. Workingprocess is similar to cooking in the molecular kitchen, except that here with food (leftovers) and other natural substances, a new material is produced instead of using chemical-physical methods, something edible.
Banana and orange peel or soy-milk are combined with a natural binding agent as the substrate. The resulting composite is fully biodegradable and can be easily reused after the re-cooking process.It is a 100% biodegradable, zero waste natural product. Moreover, the bio-material provides similar toughness, durability and water resistance as normal leather material.
Various manufacturing options such as laser cutting, embroidery, weaving, knitting, 3D printing and 3D modelling are also being tested, enabling me to work with the biocomposite from various design and construction perspectives. This material offers new design possibilities due to the many different processing possibilities and application areas, as well as a large commercial potential.
I am committed to using Food-waste to produce unique, versatile, sustainable, comfortable and durable new materials. It is 100% biodegradable and cause absolute no harm to the environment. The seemingly useless food wastes will reborn with a second life. Therefore, some of the bio-waste problems have also been solved. At the same time, I also hope that this material can replace the use of some plastic or animal leather.
Our focus is not only in practicability but also beauty and environment-friendly. By converging everyday life and enjoyments into an extraordinary experience, our material sets a new insights and outlooks for modern lifestyles，proper of those who want to fully enjoy the products they use on a daily basis in complete respect for the environment.
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