INSPIRED BY NATURE
Inspired by nature and driven by a decade of scientific research, Woamy brings to market an ecological solution to replace plastic foams. This bio-based, lightweight, and strong material mould-free and fast-drying foam manufacturing process; without the need for any chemical additives, extreme pressures or temperatures.
Our team seeks innovative ways of exploring cellulose-based materials as suitable alternatives to replace plastic. Through a holistic approach the project allies scientific research, circular thinking, design, and business strategy to develop a material that truly answers commercial, social, and environmental needs.
Two characteristics of this widely used substance came out upon deeper inspection: wood's capacity for load bearing and insulation. Both come from the elongated cell structure of wood, which creates a singular large-scale structure with dual properties: in one direction, wood is highly strong and can support heavy loads, while in the other, it is an effective heat insulator.
Woamy new continuous method produces foams with elongated and closed bubble structures, creating an anisotropic film structure. Such characteristics give the final material high directional strength and insulating and shockproofing properties.
Woamy has a superior directional strength (per density) in comparison to other bio-based foams. Due to the material’s elongated bubbles, our foams are harder and stronger even if compared to cardboard.
Woamy method can produce a variety of foams using different raw materials and settings, each resulting in a different set of properties.
At this point, we conclude that almost any fiber-based raw material that creates a network structure can be used with our method.
Still, among the suitable foam mixes we believe the most interesting ones to be made fully with bio-based (and biodegradable) non-toxic ingredients.