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A self-healing material made from food waste

Frumo is a sustainable material made from food waste and natural resin to create flooring and furniture. Its special formulation allows it to be moulded when exposed to high heat. This means that any damaged surface can be repaired by adding Frumo granules and applying heat. In furniture design, non-repairable materials such as plastic wrapped wood-based panels are normally used frequently and therefore discarded after a short time. These contain toxic binders, consume masses of forests and fossil resources, so sustainable raw materials are needed - food waste that no longer has a use.

Technische Hochschule Ostwestfalen-Lippe
Mareen Baumeister
Mareen is currently a product-design student at Weißensee school of art and design in Berlin. She graduated with a bachelor’s degree in interior architecture at Detmold School of Architecture and Interior Architecture, where she found her interest in sustainable materials. Her focus lies on the development and integration of sustainable materials into the interior.
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