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Cocoboards

Prof. Milena Properzi, HEG ARC
Partenaire financier: FNS

Currently the Philippines have an estimated deficit of several millions of housing units, which affects the low-income earners most. There is therefore an urgent need to propose effective strategies for the delivering of affordable housing.

Cheaper and easy available building materials could be made of coconut husk. The coconut industry in the Philippines produces in fact 15 billion pieces of husk per year, which are usually dumped or burnt.

The combination of coconut husk with environmental-friendly binders such as tannin-based adhesives could then represent a suitable, affordable and sustainable solution for the manufacturing of innovative fibreboards.

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