Using nature’s own chemistry as inspiration, OrganoClick modifies the fibers in a range of materials in order to give materials desired properties without chemical additives.
Based on research conducted at Stockholm University and the Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences, OrganoClick developed a technology which mimics some of nature’s construction processes and materials. Their process links and strengthens bio-fibers within wood, textile, paper and fiber composites to create desired properties, such as water repellency, increased strength, and fire and rot resistance. Imparting these properties is usually achieved with products derived from fossil fuels. OrganoClick’s technology improves the properties of resource-intensive materials, making them last longer and perform better.
OrganoClick took inspiration from natural fossilization processes to develop durable and fire-resistant wood. It also used design elements from Lotus flowers to create water-resistant textiles that are free from perfluorinated compounds (PFCs).
Why you should care
Manufacturing many products and materials involves the use of toxic chemicals, such as biocides and PFCs. OrganoClick seeks to lessen the dependence on chemicals and fossil fuels in producing materials with the desired properties, by imitating natural materials.