This special wood foam material could mean the end of non-biodegradable styrofoam, used for everything from insulation to packaging for shipping.
At least that's what the team behind the creation of 'Cellufoam' hope for with their eco-friendly alternative made entirely from biodegradable and renewable wood pulp. The wood foam cellulose invention was developed by a team of Swedish professors, and they hope the new shock-absorbing and insulating material will have a number of useful applications.
The first example of 'Cellufoam' in action is a bike helmet produced by Stockholm-based startup company Cellutech. Not only does the helmet use the cellulose fiber foam material, but the entire unit is actually made from renewable forest products as well. A wooden veneer makes up the outer layer, while the straps are also constructed from durable paper material as well.