Noemi Cortizas

Oxhorn composite material

Design & research of a new material to reuse a difficult waste to manage.

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Customer:

Authentic Material


The food industry generates millions of tonnes of all types of waste. Some have found their way to have a second life. But there are some which did not. Cow and ox horns are some of the elements which can be found in this waste that are quite hard to recycle. In collaboration with Authentic Material and Roctool,I explored the best ways to transform a black polymer based on the horns, into a product with an astounding design using innovative industrial technologies. Something nice about this material is that some of the horn small particles can be seen giving this material another allure.

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