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OrganoComp Nominated for Biocomposite of the Year

  • Wednesday, 23rd October 2019
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OrganoClick’s biocomposite OrganoComp is one out of six selected biocomposite materials that have been nominated as ‘Biocomposite of the Year 2019’. The winner will be chosen during the Biocomposites conference in Cologne, Germany, 14-15 November 2019, hosted by the Nova Institut.  

The Innovation Award ‘Biocomposite of the Year’ highlights products that have entered the market in 2019 or are just about to launch. OrganoComp was chosen, in particular due to the launch in 2019 of the burial coffin Saga made in OrganoComp. The burial coffin Saga has been developed in collaboration with the Nordics largest coffin producer Fredahl Rydéns. Since the launch in May 2019, Fredahl Rydéns has been marketing and selling the coffin in Sweden while OrganoClick is producing the OrganoComp material using a proprietary 3D fibre moulding technology. 

OrganoComp is a 100% biobased and biodegradable material, made of wood fibres and OrganoClick’s bio-based binders, utilising waste streams from the food industry such as orange peels, shrimp shells and wheat bran. Due to the strength of OrganoComp, the coffin only uses 50% wood fibres in comparison with a traditional coffin, reducing its weight from 40kg to 20kg and saving valuable trees.

“We are very proud that OrganoComp has been nominated for this prestigious prize. We have been developing the OrganoComp material and the production technology for nearly ten years and now we finally see several products entering the market. The nomination clearly shows that we have created a unique material and production technology,” says Mårten Hellberg, CEO OrganoClick.  For more information about the nomination and the Biocomposite conference, please visit the website.

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