In Tension
PLA, Microfibrillar Cellulose, Nanofibrillar Cellulose
Photos by Eeva Suorlahti

This material experimentation project focuses on shrinkage as an intrinsic quality of drying microfibrillar cellulose (MFC). Encasing geometric tessellations between layers of MFC creates tension in specific directions and produces self-forming curvatures. The encased shapes are 3D printed bioplastic, PLA. The tests include many different patterns, sizes, and drying temperatures.

ChemArts Summer School 2019. Aalto University Biomaterial Laboratory.