Ecovative’s Mushroom Materials

Ecovative uses agricultural waste such as corn stalks and grows a fungal mycelium (mushroom) over to bind the materials. They are grown in forms to take different shapes for packaging and is later heated to stop the growth process. The material is sustainable and can be recycled and biodegradable. It can be used for mushroom packaging, insulation, structural bio-composites, automotive and surf (floating equipment). This can be used to replace traditional plastics and packaging materials for a more eco-friendly product. The video demonstrates how materials are used and how they are bound together. Furthermore, the working conditions and workers in the factory that continues to advance the material for the future.

Julia Remondini

One Response to “Ecovative’s Mushroom Materials”
  1. materialslab says:

    This would be super-cool as a material to work with in class. I will have to look into it for next year.

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