Sustrato (Applications)
Sustrato is an experimental design project that transforms pineapple industry’s waste into biomaterials and sustainable products.

After a long research and experimentation process, 4 different biomaterials made out of pineapple leaf fibre and bagasse were developed: felt, an agglomerated material, ropes and bioplastic.

With the felt and the agglomerated material some acoustic panels and acoustic screens were designed since those materials showed great results on sound absorption. Envelopes and packaging were designed with the bioplastic, which degradation process takes less than 2 years. Besides, in this second phase, the rope was improved to increase its strength, hence its viability.

The aim of this project is to get the most from this type of waste and show the potential of agroindustrial organic waste to be transformed into new sustainable products.