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A biocomposite made with wheat bran

News International-French

4 Feb 2019

OrganoClick launches OrganoComp Wheat, a further developed biocomposite, in which part of the wood fiber has been replaced with wheat bran.

A biocomposite made with wheat bran

A biocomposite made with wheat bran

In 2017, OrganoClick launched its biocomposite OrganoComp used for burial coffins. OrganoComp is made of wood fibers from Swedish pine combined with OrganoClicks biobased binder OC-BioBinder which is based on biopolymers from side streams from the food and pulp industry such as peels from oranges, shells from shrimps and wood derived carbohydrates. OrganoClick now launches OrganoComp Wheat, a further developed biocomposite, in which part of the wood fiber has been replaced with wheat bran. The biocomposite is moulded into 3D-shaped products using OrganoClicks patented production technology for fiber moulding.

OrganoComp Wheat is a 100 % biobased and biodegradable biocomposite which can be used to replace fossile plastics in a umber of applications. The wheat bran is the hard outer layer of cereal grains and contains polysaccharides which improves the mechanical properties and give the material a beautiful natural color. The material has both excellent water repellant properties and a high strength and stiffness. Posiible applications include interior design products, furniture and burial coffins where a natural color is desired.

The first customer is a supplier of interior design products for public environments. They have together with the customer developed a number of products during two years based on OrganoComp Wheat. The the first commercial delivery has been made this week.

A biocomposite made with wheat bran