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How It Works

Our Process

Agricultural waste is sourced from regional farmers.

The agricultural waste is cleaned and introduced to mycelium.

We create growth trays that we wash & re-use each week to grow new parts.

Loose particles are packed into the growth tray where the mycelium grows through and around the particles binding them together.

Parts are grown for 6 days and then removed from the growth tray.

Afterwards they go into the dryer and when they come out they are ready to ship to the customer.

Mushroom Materials are:

High performing

Cost competitive

Home compostable

Rapidly renewable

Custom designed and molded

Not derived from petroleum or food

Naturally fire resistant

VOC free

Buoyant

Fine-tunable to meet your needs

Mycelium

(my·ce·li·um \mī-ˈsē-lē-əm\)

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

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Proven Technology

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.

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Decomposition

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.

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Material Specs

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

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