Excellent thermal insulation, thermal storage and sound insulation as well as a high resistance to mold, pests and fire…
Alfawall load bearing straw wall panel.
In Spain, the company Okambuva is using cereal packaging machines to compress the straw to a much higher density than is possible by hand.
Straw panels delivered to and erected on site.
The walls will be coated with breathable clay mortar and or lime,
or covered with wood fiberboard. Okambuva
The company STRAWTEC in Berlin, Germany uses heat to activate the natural starch in the straw which functions as a natural glue and therefore no other chemical additions are necessary. The current product is only used in non-bearing walls.
STRAWTEC is 100% recyclable and biodegradable.
The compacted, heated straw is covered with a thin layer of recycled cardboard.
STRAWTEC claims their manufacturing process uses one tenth the energy needed to manufacture standard drywall.
ModCell panels have numerous finish options.
The mass of the largest ModCell panel may be up to 1.7 tonnes. Cranes are necessary to lift panels in place. ModCell panels can exceed local insulation requirements by three times and meet PassivHaus specifications. Bristol, UK.