Green Concept Award

Green Concepts 2021

The Bark Project Germany

Local resource for sustainable material innovation
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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.

Company/Institution: Max-Planck-Institut für Kolloid- und Grenzflächenforschung
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