New seaweed plasterboard design provides safer, more sustainable building option

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University of Canterbury (UC) Bachelor of Product Design student Andy (Minhong) Park has developed a biocomposite wall panel that uses algae – or seaweed – as a bio-filler as part of his final-year Industrial Design project. The plasterboard has fireproofing and moisture control features and is a low-cost material that could help reduce the building […]