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Biocomposite manufacturer NPSP and Studio Marco Vermeulen are developing biobased and nature-inclusive cladding panels for the Innovation Pavilion Marineterrein Amsterdam, The Netherlands. The biocomposite panels have a special shape containing nesting boxes for birds and insects.
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The cladding panels are made of the biocomposite Nabasco®8012. This material consists of local, natural residual streams of reed, lime from drinking water companies and a partially biobased resin. These are raw materials with a low or even negative CO2 footprint. No waste is generated during production. After use, the panels can be completely recycled to new ones.

The design is based on three-dimensional organic structures. This ensures efficient material use and good mechanical properties with minimal thickness. Some panels have entrance openings to nesting boxes for birds and insects.

NBSP and Studio Marco Verhoeven aim to market these nature-inclusive form-free panels on a large scale. They expect a sharp growth in the demand for these kinds of high-quality building products and materials with very low environmental impact, partly due to European regulations such as the Green Deal, New European Bauhaus and the Carbon Border Adjustment Mechanism.

The Innovation Pavilion is on display at the Inner Harbour in Amsterdam, opposite the science museum NEMO. See also the NPSP website for more information.

Image: NPSP and Studio Marco Verhoeven