Connect with the most inventive new materials from the Material ConneXion library :
1. Material : Organic Blocks.
Manufacturer : Sustainable Materials .
Composition : Cork-based substances.
Standout : Molded from a composite of recycled materials, these faceted forms are sound-absorbing and insulating as well as antimicrobial and non-allergenic.
2. Material : Contrast Clip Georgette.
Manufacturer : AirDye .
Composition : PET plastic.
Standout : An energy-efficient method of controlling the dye penetration allows each face of a single-layer textile to take on a color different from the other.
3. Material : Nile Croc.
Manufacturer : Sonite Innovative Surfaces .
Composition : Polyester.
Standout : Providing a lower-cost alternative to crocodile leather or ceramic tile, shapes are arranged in mosaic patterns on a fabric backing.
4. Material : Shou Sugi Ban.
Manufacturer : Zwarthout .
Composition : Douglas fir, oak.
Standout : An ancient Japanese technique of burning and charring wood preserves it, making these panels resistant to rot and insects as well as a subsequent fire.
5. Material : Mixed Mosaic Eco Flooring.
Manufacturer : Deesawat Industries Co .
Composition : Hardwood, polyethylene, and aluminum.
Standout : Discarded beverage cartons and scrap metal are recycled and blended with timber to form durable panels with a duotone look.
6. Material : Perivale Welsh.
Manufacturer : Daniel Heath .
Composition : Slate.
Standout : Centuries-old shingles are salvaged from houses, coated with clear lacquer to preserve the patina, then laser-engraved.
7. Material : Bespoke.
Manufacturer : Lavada .
Composition : Polymer, glass fiber, cement, and sand.
Standout : Unlike regular cement tile, these composite versions don't crack, so three-dimensional effects are possible without compromising structural integrity.
8. Material : Honeycomb.
Manufacturer : Lenderink Technologies .
Composition : Recycled polymers.
Standout : Moisture-resistant panels can be curved or folded into nearly any shape, then embossed, perforated, printed, coated, or painted.