How It Works
the mass of interwoven filamentous hyphae that forms especially the vegetative portion of the thallus of a fungus and is often submerged in another body (as of soil or organic matter or the tissues of a host)
A.K.A. — mushroom roots
Mushroom Materials are:
Custom designed and molded
Not derived from petroleum or food
Naturally fire resistant
Fine-tunable to meet your needs
Receive agricultural waste purchased from regional farmers.
Clean the agricultural waste and introduce it to mycelium.
Each particle is now coated in mycelium and we break it up into loose particles again.
Loose particles are put into a tool where the mycelium grows through and around the particles, forming a solid structure and filling any void space. We let this grow for a few days until it is solid, and then remove it from the tool.
Materials are dried to stop growth and prevent it from producing mushrooms or spores.
We work with industry leading companies to ensure that our materials are safe and high performing. We have in-house testing capabilities, as well as third party verification testings. To find out more about who we’ve teamed up with, visit our About Page.
We have a team of experienced scientists, product designers, and production workers to ensure we are sending consistent and quality products out to our customers.
Mushroom® Materials do not degrade without exposure to living organisms, such as that found in soil biota, and moisture. You can think of it like an unfinished piece of wood. A wooden table isn’t going to decompose without exposure to the right conditions. Like most things you’d keep in your home or in a warehouse, Mushroom Materials will last. But if you leave that wooden table outside, or put wood chips into a compost pile, it will naturally decompose. The same is true with Mushroom Materials.
Our material comes in two primary variants today, Hemp and Aspen.
|Attribute||Standard||Hemp Blend||Aspen Blend|
|Density (lbs/ft3)||ASTM C303||7.6||9-15|
|Internal Bond (psi)||ASTM D1623-09||--||12|
|Compressive Strength (psi)||ASTM C165||18||50|
|Compressive Elastic Modulus (psi)||ASTM C165||165||--|
|Screw Hold - Face (lbf)||ASTM D1037-12||--||10|
|Flexure Strength (psi)||ASTM C203||34||--|
|Compostability (days)||ASTM D6400||30||--|
|Flame Spread||ASTM E84||20||--|
|Peak Heat Release Rate (kW/m2)||ASTM E84||--||167|
|Smoke Emission (m2/m2)||ASTM E84||50||311|
|Thermal Conductivity, at 10°C (W/mK)||ASTM C518||0.039||--|
|Water Vapor Permeation (dry cup)||ASTM E96||30||--|
|Moisture Storage at 53.5% RH (%)||ASTM C1498||8||--|
|Moisture Storage at 75% RH (%)||ASTM C1498||12||--|
|24 Hour Water Swell (%)||ASTM D1037-12||--||+1|