Chicken Feather Composites

February 22nd, 2005 | Filed under: Fabrication Tech, Materials, Products, Sustainability | No Comments »

Richard Wool, at the University of Delaware, has a proposal to use the yearly 5 billion pounds of wasted chicken feathers in the United States to make an assortment of commercial materials from circuit boards to light weight carbon fiber.

The Forest Products Laboratory is also looking into using chicken feathers as an alternative to MDF (medium density fiberboard), which is currently made by a process of mixing wood fiber (wood cells), resin, and heat. (EcoComp report pdf)

via Washington Post | Wired

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