Wood Bioplastic #2B

Sample Information
Made ByWendy Neale
Level of DifficultyEasy
Prep Time0.5 hour(s)
Curing Time24 hour(s)
IngredientsAgar, Glycerol, Carnauba Wax, Wood dust, Alginate, water
Equipment NeededBio Pot, Silicone Spatula, 1000g Scales, Mould

15g agar, 5g glycerol, 5g alginate, 5g carnauba wax, 10g beeswax, 3 cups wood dust, 250ml water

the day before you wish to make this:

  • prepare a mould to pour your plastic into
  • mix the alginate into the water and leave overnight
  • soak the wood dust in an amount of water to over the dust

the next day:

  • add the agar to the alginate mixture and heat, while stirring, until the agar is properly dissolved
  • add the waxes, stir until the waxes melt and the solution thickens the solution thickens
  • add the glycerol, stir
  • squeeze excess water out of wood dust as you gradually add and stir
  • pour into the mould
  • put the mould in the oven at 50°C for a few hours, then turn it down to 40°C overnight
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  • cyclopedia/biomaterials/agaralginatewood2.txt
  • Last modified: 2019/11/18 15:19
  • by Daniel Harmsworth