SPRWD is a material made from recycled wood fibres and a bio-based binder. Today, 95% of the fibreboards is produced with formaldehyde glues. The World Health Organisation has proven this substance to be toxic to humans and the environment. We replace that harmful compound and develop a healthy, resource-saving new material.
Today people spend more than 90 percent of their lives indoors. Toxic components in our environment are invisible but present in many materials that surround us. These substances are not only harmful to health and the environment. They also disable the recycling of the materials at the end of their life.
Building with wood is a hype and largely climate-friendly. However, it will not be enough to meet the demand for raw materials in future. We use wood residues and waste milk for circular material and thus conserve natural resources.
We develop a biobased glue to bind the wood fibres in a sustainable way. To meet the highest processing standards, the materials properties are tested regarding mechanical, thermal and hygric performance. Read more about the research on using waste for a new biodegradable adhesive.
Working both in a scientific and architectural context we see our interdisciplinary practice as a chance for knowledge exchange, creativity and social transformation for an aesthetically and sustainably built environment in future.