Pine needles become structural materials

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Designer Tamara Orjola found a way to help get rid of lumber waste by integrating it into her furniture. She uses pine needles from that are left over from cut down pine trees and pine trees are the world’s main source of timber. Pine needles account for 20-30% of the actual tree and all of it is going to waste. Pine needles that go unused are great alternatives for numerous kinds of fibers. The standard manufacturing techniques of crushing, soaking, steaming, carding, binding and pressing, these needles can be transformed into; textiles, composites and paper, extracting essential oil and dye in the process. Even though it is just pine needles, it looks and feels like high-quality material and will definitely stand out. Maybe this could be the future of textiles?
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