Fibreboard, like MDF, is ubiquitous and mostly used as material for housing and furniture. Annually the consumption of MDF and particle board in the US is about 6.26 billion square feet. However, they are not eco-friendly and cannot be recycled. What is even worse is that they can cause considerable health issues, such as the release of Urea-formaldehyde which causes cancer.
Nanocellulose Fibreboard aims to replace the existing material by means of combining Nanocellulose and plant fibres together. It is 100 per cent non-toxic and sustainable because it is made of plant fibres, such as flax, without using any wood and other chemical resin. Therefore, it could potentially control environmental pollutions and improve problems as a result of excessive clearance of forest and trees every year. By using coloured fibre, it can be introduced with a variety of colours and patterns that looks unique from other materials. In addition, the density is adjustable. The high density material could be applied as furniture use while the lower density one could be used as a sound-proofing and thermal insulating material.
School of Design
MA Design Products, 2015
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- BA Design, National Taiwan University of Science and Technology, 2010
- Industrial designer, XD Automotive & Industrial Design Inc., Taipei, ; Freelance designer, Taichung,
- Taiwan Designer's Week-Excellent Design Collections, Taipei, 2009; Taiwan Design Expo'09, Taichung, 2009; YODEX-Young Designer's Exhibition, Taipei, 2010; Work in Progress Show, Royal College of Art, London, 2014; Work in Progress Show, Royal College of Art, London, 2015
- Great Design Award, 2009; Taiwan International Design Award, 2009