Feb 16, 2015

Plastic Made From Shrimp and Other Crustaceans

Recycled Shrimp Shell packaging Better Than Plastic
Packaging made from recycled crustacean shells is attracting attention for its strong results in both environmental impact and food preservation effectiveness in a new Spanish study, reports.

Bio Electric
Like many of today’s electronic components, the Chinese Mitten Crab comes from Asia. This species invades our rivers, and is an unwanted, local resource. Currently, I am extracting Chitin polymers from crushed crab shells, and perfecting chemical-free “slow production” methods to make bio-plastics for the casings of electronic products.

Shrimp Shells Could Provide Biodegradable Plastic Alternative (article)
"After Wyss announced its progress making chitosan-based materials in March, they were approached by a variety of companies and entrepreneurs eager to learn about it and explore possible commercial uses, said Javier Fernandez, a lead researcher on the project.

One example, a simple drinking cup, could be made from about 200 grams of shrimp shells, about a handful, Fernandez said."

"Postdoctoral fellow Javier Fernandez (right) and Don Ingber, director at the Wyss Institute, have created a new material made from discarded shrimp shells and proteins derived from silk called “shrilk.” It is thin, clear, flexible, and hard as aluminum at half the weight. Shrilk not only will degrade in a landfill, but its basic components are used as fertilizer, and so will enrich the soil."

Golf Balls
Fore! New biodegradable golf balls are made from lobster shells
"Golfers may soon be able to eat their lobster and hit it, too.

The University of Maine and the Lobster Institute, a joint Canada-U.S. industry organization, have teamed to produce a biodegradable golf ball made entirely from lobster shells previously destined for the scrap heap.

The crustacean-based spheres break down in less than two weeks, substantially less time than toxin-laced regular balls that scientists say can sit in woods and ponds for up to 1,000 years.

See Also:
Home Improvement Items Made From Fish/ Shellfish
Garden Products Made From Shrimp, Fish and Lobsters

From Avoiding Milk Protein:
Non Food Items Made From Fish and Shellfish

Feb 9, 2015

Mattresses Made From Corn

Camper Mattress
Camper Mattress
This mattress is designed with an EVOPORE high-quality foam core with different areas of varying firmness that ensure optimal point-by-point adaptation. It provides excellent support for the upper and lower back for high-quality sleep. Its 100% natural stuffing of virgin lamb’s wool, Lyocell fibers and corn fiber

3E Matress
Combined with natural and environmental performance of bamboo fiber, corn fiber, soybean fiber and hollow fiber, after trials and tests, Joyous Match inosculates all unique features such as high-rebound, no deformation, tear-resistant, odorless, breathable, non-formaldehyde and 100% recyclable use in one, following human engineering principles, applying in the mattress field.

Wille and Co.
The wide range of the "Safe Sleep" includes mattresses in aloe vera, corn fiber, crabyon, carbon, bamboo and silver. The materials are fiber, polyurethane-foamand memory-foam.

Mattress Manchester
We specialize in 100% Natural and Eco Friendly materials, including the latest Eucalyptus Tencel, Bamboo and Corn fibre products

PLA Matress
The mattress is covered with a quilted 100% cotton cover, washable at 60°C. Filling – PLA-fibre (Poly Lactic Acid) that has been processed by corn starch. PLA has had a huge impact on the market lately due to its environmental benefits.

Mattress Cover
Crib Matress Pad
"Give baby plush comfort from natural cotton and corn fibers with the innovative Sealy® Naturals-Cotton Crib Mattress Pad. Quilted cotton top is super absorbent and corn fiber cushioning whisks moisture away from baby to keep him cool and dry. Made in the USA.

See Also:
Matresses made From Soy
Microwavable Bags Made With Corn
Corn Burning Stoves and Heaters
From Avoiding Milk Protein SIte:
Non Food items made From Corn

Feb 7, 2015

Furniture Made From Soy

Broyhill Medici- Sectional
•Sustainable materials: FSC lumber, soy-based foam

Workplace Furnature
ErgoGenesis pioneered the use of BioFlex™ Hybrid Foam made from soy products for seating materials, and virtually all of the raw materials used in production of our products are recyclable.

Alan White
At Alan White, we are committed to helping the earth. All of our seat cushions are made with ‘preserve’ foam, the worlds first soy based foam product, and we have an extensive line of eco-friendly fabrics.

The cushions are made from eco-friendly soy-based high resiliency foam. The high tech webbed suspension system is guaranteed for the life of the piece.

Chair and Ottoman
Club Chair and Ottoman (article)
On the construction side the Animavi Club Chair and Ottoman feature hand polished steel frame with clear powder coat finish, hand stitched premium upholstery, and artisan quality craftsmanship promising durability and timeless appeal. In addition the highest quality sustainable materials such as soy-based hybrid foam cushioning, all natural flame-retardant wool felt liner, and solvent free water based adhesives are used.

Available option on our Luxury Premiere and Relaxed Down cushions.

This environmentally friendly option features a bio-based foam core, made with soy rather than petroleum.

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Mattresses Made From Soy
Toys Made From Soy

From Avoiding Milk Protein Site:
Non Food items Made From Soy

Feb 6, 2015

Home Improvement Items Made From Fish/ Shellfish

"Ecolibrium Flooring BASE-ECOLIBRIUM- CLAY- 4"x 4' length Ecolibrium Bio-Based Wall Base is made of walnut and oyster shells making Ecolibrium one of the most sustainable choices on the market. It’s a one-of-a-kind solution that complements any design. And that makes it worthy of a second glance. By combining renewable materials like walnut shells and oyster shells in an innovative manufacturing process, we were able to create a highly sustainable, high-performance wall base."

Selp Healing Car Paint
The self-healing coating uses chitosan which is derived from chitin, the main component of the exoskeleton of crustaceans (lobsters, crabs, shrimps etc). The chitosan is chemically incorporated into traditional polymer materials, such as the ones used in the outer coatings to protect the paint on cars.

Fish Paint
"The Captain landed and settled in New Orleans to spend years conducting painstaking (and smelly) research. He finally settled on a fish-oil based paint that stopped rust, dried overnight and left no lingering aroma. Rust-Oleum Corporation was born."

Odour Control Product
Biofiltration uses shellfish byproduct for odour control
"Bord na Móna’s MónaShell enhanced biotrickling filter uses shells (a byproduct from the shellfish processing industry) in place of plastic media. Shells slowly release calcareous compounds, which neutralize acidic sulphur compounds. The result is effective pH control and sustained odour oxidation. MónaShell achieves up to 99 percent removal of odours, H2S, organic sulphides, and VOCs. Although the shell media is eventually consumed, with the exception of very high concentration regimes, life spans are similar to conventional filter media."

Eco Sea Tile
"EcoSeaTile has developed innovative ways to use waste lobster, mussel and clam shells discarded by the seafood processing industry. For years these shells have been considered trash and relegated to landfills. In collaboration with Shellstone, with its highly acclaimed and award winning products in the gift industry, EcoSeaTile has created a method of recycling this waste. The result is a series of stunning and eco-friendly products for your home or business."

Rust Proofing
"KO-66's rust proofing formula consists of several different penetrating and lubricating ingredients including LANOLIN and FISH OIL. KO-66 has a bituminous base, giving it that renowned sticking ability. It has a wax coponent which seals off the treated area, leaving the inner ingredients to stay moist and active to continue their penetrating and rust preventing work."

See Also:
Airfilters Made From Coconuts and Shellfish
Garden Products Made From Shrimp and Fish
Clothing Made From Crab and Shrimp Shells
Plastics Made From Shrimp and Other Crustaceans

From Avoiding Milk Protein:
Non Food Items Made From Fish and Shellfish

Feb 3, 2015

Mattresses Made From Soy

Denver Mattress
Denver Mattresses are made in America using soy-based foams and other natural materials that promote a healthy and restful sleep experience.

Ashley Sleep Technology
The combination of soy-based Gel and Memory Foam creates a sleep surface that is 5 times cooler than leading gel mattresses, providing a temperature correct sleeping surface. Now you can fall asleep faster and have a more restful night.

ZX Bed
"Unlike the majority of memory foams, high-density ZX isn't made solely from hydrocarbons, but contains soybean oil, a renewable resource. What's more, ZX is hypoallergenic and dust mite-resistant."

Memory Foam Mattress
"A soy-based memory foam mattress may be the answer you’re looking for. Natura Pedic mattresses are made from soy-based formula that maintains the conforming and contouring feel of petro-chemical based memory foam."

Sit or Sleep
Koosh natural High Resiliency Foam
At FOAMITE, we have created Koosh Natural, an alternative range of foam for sitting or sleeping using renewable natural resources. Koosh Natural has been designed using a special soya bean oil to replace most of the traditional fossil fuels based raw materials.

See Also:
Home Decor Made From Nuts
Quilt Batting Made From Soy
Furnature Made From Coconuts

From Avoiding Milk Protein:
Non Food Items Made From Soy