Submitted by: Kompetenzzentrum Holz GmbH
Implemented country: Austria
Title: Maize Cob Board (MCB) - lightweight material from agricultural by-products

Corn cobs fall in agricultural production as a by product and are currently no systematic recycling. Experiments and research have shown that this raw material into a lightweight core layer for Leichtbauplat th with good strength and insulation (sound and heat), who processed the-can. First test plates were prepared, and fundamental research (mechanical and physical properties) are performed. As part of a promoted-funded project was to develop a pilot plant for the manufacture of the plate. Other objectives of this project are the production of prototypes and the development of a production layout for a start-up. Because of the worldwide incidence of corn, the concept can be implemented in other countries.

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