Article Image
News Link • Science, Medicine and Technology

Hybrid foam combines strengths of wood and metal

•, by Ben Coxworth

The original foam is made by grinding down wood particles to the point that they form a slimy substance, adding gas to that slime to make it frothy, and then allowing it to dry – the wood used could conceivably be waste from the forestry industry.

Taking the form of rigid panels or flexible mats (pictured below), the finished product is reportedly well-suited to use as building insulation that's more environmentally-friendly than conventional petroleum-based foam, and that doesn't settle over time like some looser alternatives.

Join us on our Social Networks:


Share this page with your friends on your favorite social network:

Free Talk Live