The “Deliphane” project examines renewable raw materials and looks for a substitute for short-lived packaging. The focus is on natural gelling agents from which fine, transparent films and papers are produced. Both are biodegradable, edible, water-soluble and can replace plastic packaging - for example for snacks, sweets or to-go products.
The main component of the developed material “Deliphane” is a combination of agar-agar and gelatine. Depending on the composition, the manufacturing process and the admixture of additives, the mouldability, hardness, elasticity, breaking strength and heat resistance change. Thin, transparent, coloured, weldable, foldable: “Deliphane” can be used in many ways. At the same timetime, it seduces with its materiality.
The project is part of the project “Circular City: Mapping Berlin's Material Streams” at the greenlab of the Weißensee Kunsthochschule Berlin.