COCOBOARD® IS A NOVEL PRODUCT DESIGNED IN SWITZERLAND AND MANUFACTURED IN THE PHILIPPINES.

| OUR TECHNOLOGY

NaturLoop develops technology to transform agricultural by-products into biocomposites. To achieve this, we integrate smart operation technology into a micro-factory concept. We implement our technology through a circular economy approach while restricting deforestation and boosting local production of sustainable products. Cocoboard is an all-natural panel made of coconut husk and bio-based adhesive, developed as a local and sustainable alternative to particleboard and Medium Density Fibreboard (MDF). Aside from being locally available, Cocoboard® has superior properties compared to industrial particleboard and MDF.

| PRODUCTS

MDC - MEDIUM DENSITY COCOBOARD

A one-layer, medium density panel, suited for a wide range of furniture applications.

LDC - LOW DENSITY
COCOBOARD

A versatile, low density panel, suited for construction applications including acoustic and thermal insulation.

LAMINATED
COCOBOARD

A finished version of medium density Cocoboard®, best used for cabinetry, shelving and wall cladding.

100% BIO-BASED

ZERO FORMALDEHYDE EMISSIONS

TERMITE RESISTANT

| RAW MATERIAL

The coconut palm, if often referred to as the “tree of life”, because it is possible to use all of its parts in valuable applications. The coconut husk is the external fibrous part of the nut and is a by-product of the coconut harvest. Globally, 21 million tons of husks per year remain unexploited.
The tannins are natural compounds recovered by simple hot-water extraction from bark, heartwood, shells and husks, widely available by-products of agroforestry. Beside their traditional use in leather manufacturing, they are efficiently used as formaldehyde-free adhesives for wood-based products. Their recovering from local tree species is currently under development from our team (PINOY Tannin project).

| PROJECTS

HOUSING

A social housing development in collaboration with the The Hilti Foundation and Base Bahay.
The purpose of this project was to advocate and promote alternative technology in socialized housing construction in the Philippines. Low and medium density Cocoboard® prototypes were trialed as wall cladding and ceiling panels in a social housing project in Tacloban, Philippines. After being in use for an extensive period, the panels performed sufficiently and received positive feedback from users and improvements to the panels have since been made.
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FURNITURE

Design and Build Workshop of new furniture concepts by Filipino Architects.

Architects explored the potential of Cocoboard® in furniture applications over a 3-day workshops in the Philippines by designing and building a series of products. Currently, NaturLoop is seeking a partnership with a furniture manufacturer to further develop concepts for household and office furniture.