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farshid Pahlevani

farshid Pahlevani

In a recent presentation at the CRC for Low Carbon Living (CRCLCL) Participants Annual Forum on 15 November, Farshid Pahlevani from UNSW presented biocomposite timber panels. Source: Architecture & Design

One great innovation coming out of the CRCLCL, and one likely to gain quick attention from the industry, is new biocomposite timber panelling.

The panels are created entirely from timber and plastic waste products taken from landfill sites that are ground down into particle form and bound together without the aid of chemical binders.

They meet NCC and Australian Standards in various applications, and with the addition of wasted seaweed or seashells, can even be made to meet standards for fire protection.