Cow manure to be used in furniture and flooring
If researchers have their way, cow manure would be found in the furniture and flooring of every household in future.
They say fiber from processed and sterilized cow manure could take the place of sawdust in fiberboard, which is used to make everything from furniture to flooring to store shelves. And the resulting product smells just fine.
As with the wood-based original, the manure-based product is made by combining fibers with a chemical resin, then subjecting the mixture to heat and pressure.
So far, fiberboard made with digester solids seems to match or beat the quality of wood-based products.
Previously: "Dirt" floors!
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