Research report 2022 - Max Planck Institute of Colloids and Interfaces
Bark as a raw material
Eder, Michaela; Wenig, Charlett; Hehemeyer-Cürten, Johanna; Fratzl, Peter
Max-Planck-Institut für Kolloid- und Grenzflächenforschung, Potsdam-Golm
SummarySustainable raw materials are more in demand than ever – not least to save resources and reduce CO2 emissions. For this reason, we are seeking to utilise biogenic materials that have previously been regarded as waste from the timber industry for high-quality applications. In an interaction between basic scientific research and design, we are investigating how tree bark can be processed to create rigid boards and a flexible, leather-like material.