Between May 09 - 12 Brain of Materials will become showcase for circular materials - digital as well as physical and haptic - on INTERZUM 2023 in ColognE!
Especially within the cooperation with the University of Applied Sciences Niederrhein in Mönchengladbach Brain of Materials AG is working on developing recyclable, knittable yarns in a novel combination of German-local grown hemp fibers and pure recycled wool. The following example calculation illustrates the benefit of using a hemp-wool blend (50% / 50%) for reuse: a desk chair with a seat, backrest, and armrest requires approximately 2 m² of cushion fabric. With a weight of 500 g/m², 1 kg of material is needed. Producing 1,000 chairs would absorb about 1.3 tons of CO2 during the hemp cultivation process and require a cultivation area of 0.125 hectares. By comparison, if cotton was used, 0.5 hectares would be required. Additionally, the fiber yield of hemp is about twice as high as that of cotton. Therefore, the cultivation and use of locally grown textile hemp fibers contribute directly through cultivation and indirectly by eliminating long transportation distances of imported fibers to improving Germany's climate goals and the program area.
Brain of Materials shows many material applications at the Hall 6.1 Stand A002 INTERZUM fair from Mai 9th - 12th in Cologne. If you're interested, register for a free trade fair visit while free trade fair tickets are available with us.