Posted May 16, 2019
Sweden's OrganoClick has, by using its innovative fiber modification technology and production process, developed a 100 % bio-based, recyclable and fully biodegradable biocomposite material, OrganoComp®.
The biocomposite is made of 3D-moulded biofibers, wheat bran, and food waste. Today, Fredahl Rydéns, the Nordics largest supplier of funeral products are launching the burial coffin Saga made of OrganoComp®. The strength of the biocomposite enables a 50 % reduction of raw material, reducing the weight from 40 to 20 kg compared with a traditional coffin.
The launch of the burial coffin Saga marks the next step in a journey that started 10 years ago when the development of OrganoComp® was initiated. By using OrganoClick’s patented technology for modification of biofibers, a unique biocomposite has been developed, based on modified cellulose fibers, wheat bran, and biopolymers from food waste such as orange peels and shrimp shells. With OrganoClick’s fiber modification technology, properties such as fire resistance, strength and water repellency can also be added to the material. The biocomposite can be used to replace hard plastics such as polypropylene, or particle boards which contains large amounts of synthetic glue.
Serial production will now start of the burial coffin Saga and the acoustic panel in OrganoClick’s factory north of Stockholm, Sweden. The first production line has a capacity of producing 50,000 burial coffins/year.