Hemp Chair Relies On Resin From BASF | May 30, 2011 Issue - Vol. 89 Issue 22 | Chemical & Engineering News
Volume 89 Issue 22 | p. 26 | Concentrates
Issue Date: May 30, 2011

Hemp Chair Relies On Resin From BASF

Department: Business
Keywords: acrylics, architecture, natural materials
Credit: BASF
Credit: BASF

What’s being called the world’s first one-piece chair made of natural fibers was showcased at Material Vision 2011, an architectural materials exhibition held last week in Frankfurt, Germany. The chair, designed by Berlin-based Werner Aisslinger, is made of hemp, kenaf, and a water-based thermoset acrylic resin from BASF. It is more than 75% natural fiber, BASF says.

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