The latest trends and developments of techniques and materials: super insulation made from seaweed, energy generating glass bricks, an indestructible coating, 3D printed ceramic façade. Discover them at Material Xperience!

Osis Technique

LLot LLov transferred the effects of osmosis caused by salt onto wood. First the surface is glazed monochrome or multi-colour, then it is sprinkled with salt. The results are affected by the kind of salt used, humidity and length of reaction time. A series of experiments shows that big crystals tend to create big rims with strong contrasts, whereas fine crumbs of salt trigger more differentiated patterns with softer gradients.

Technowood

It looks like wood, it feels like wood…

…but it is so much lighter than wood! Technowood is made from aluminium and GRP (Glassfibre reinforced polyesters), but is cladded with real wood veneer, so that it is indistinguishable from the real deal.

Xhylo

Xyhlo biofinish is a durable and 100% environmentally friendly method for protecting wood, especially in outdoor applications. Xyhlo biofinish is created as an organic protective layer on the timber by first processing the wood with a natural oil and then applying an organic coating based on a non-hazardous and in the naturally occurring fungus. As a result, native, less durable wood species can still be protected long term.

Wootex

Wood made of recycled plastic and textile?

Reused plastic and textile waste is used by Wootex to produce environmentally friendly, easy to use and cheap material that is just as strong as wood and can be used in the same way.

Line-x

Line-x coatings are designed to create an impenetrable barrier between valuable equipment and nature’s harshest elements. It protects wood, metal, masonry, aluminum, concrete, cement, fibreglass, Styrofoam, drywall and much more. It has extreme impact protection and abrasion resistance. Custom colour pigmentation, it is sound abatement and vibration dampening.