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The Bark Project

Local resource for sustainable material innovation

The possibilities of resource-saving further utilization of tree bark are wide and range from processing to glazes to textile fibers. Nevertheless, approximately 60 million tons of bark remain unused every year. In an interplay of practical design and basic research The Bark Project examines the chemical as well as the structural composition of tree bark and comes to the conclusion that bark can be flexibilized, pressed or processed into pigment in an ecologically friendly way in just a few work steps.

Max-Planck-Institut für Kolloid- und Grenzflächenforschung
Charlett Wenig, Doktorandin, Technische Universität Berlin und Max-Planck-Institut für Kolloid- und Grenzflächenforschung & Johanna Hehemeyer-Cürten, Masterstudentin Kunsthochschule Berlin We
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