Biowool: A Tough Shell-Like Fiber Derived From Bioresin, Waste Wool

by , 08/26/13   filed under: Eco-Textiles, Fabrictionary

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BIOWOOL /’bīō wul’/

n 1 a: Composite material currently in trial development made from bio-resin and carded wool waste fiber from the carpet industry. b. Application for use of high percentage (7%) content of post-industrial wool. c. Forming of a wool-based textile with a plant derived polymer into a hardened and sturdy 3D shape 2a: Applicant for the James Dyson Award for excellence in design engineering that truly solves a problem b: Project debuted by Daniel McLaughlin the Royal College of Art 2013 student show 3a: Repositioning of a bio-based material into high-dollar hard goods market, such as luxury luggage; a market where there is currently a gap in offerings that are luxury and sustainable.

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