i. Material Experiments
Biocomposite experiments with invasive reed grass or phragmites sourced from the salt marshes of Rhode Island.
︎︎︎ Sourcing phragmites︎ 41°43'44.3"N 71°19'16.1"W
︎︎︎L-R adding the measured ingredients ︎︎︎ boiling at 70º ︎︎︎ de-stemmed phragmites poured into the mixture into a petri dish ︎︎︎ first sample after 19.5 hour dehydration process
︎︎︎L-R phragmites de-stemmed and blended ︎︎︎ added to the mixture ︎︎︎ results
This recipe is adapted from ︎︎︎Materiom.org
Bio plastic sheets with food grade coloring ︎︎︎ Experiments on the laser cutting machine ︎︎︎
Papermaking with Phragmites stock ︎︎︎