HTW-Berlin, Bachelor Thesis
Research: Green Design & Neue Materialkultur
Every year, a harvest of 10 to 15 dt / ha of black cumin seed arrives with over 75% by-product. The by-product is obtained in the production of black cumin oil and brings a natural oil content of 10-15 percent and a carbon black content and raw fibers of 10% with it. Qmin illuminates a 100% recyclable material that consists solely of organic waste materials, such as the byproduct black cumin pellet, in conjunction with natural binding agents. The material is thus in dialogue with the normality of the plastic world and our society. This work sets an individual accent and intervenes in the social consciousness by showing a group of products that are almost invisibly integrated into our everyday lives. The material Qmin will contribute to the conservation of natural resources in the future by using its natural soot, fiber, and oil content in conjunction with the waste product glutin or become a biopolymer. Qmin can be used both as a composite material and an adhesive to replace the conventional two-component adhesive, as well as a material itself.