Podcast: Play in new window | Download
Graham Ormondroyd is originally a wood expert, yes wood not wool who has now also turned into a wool expert. Graham explains that wood and wool actually have a lot in common. Both are highly valued bio material that can be used to create bio composites. Within our world that is becoming more and more environmentally conscious, bio composites play an important role in replacing plastics and other materials made out of oil. Graham shares his latest research results about wool insulation as well as wool improving the air quality by binding VOCs. This interview gives a fresh outlook on future applications for wool.
About Graham Ormondroyd
Dr. Ormondroyd completed his PhD (Wood Science) at Bangor University, UK and has been the Head of Materials Research at the BioComposites Centre for 8 years. During that time he has written many proposals, papers and undertaken commercial works in all aspects of biomaterials science. Dr. Ormondroyd has over 70 publications including peer reviewed papers, conference proceedings, book chapters and edited books, he continues to publish regularly. Dr. Ormondroyd is a Fellow of the Institute of Materials Minerals and Mining, a member of the International Research Group on Wood Protection and in 2015 was short listed for both the Bangor and the Insider Wales Innovation Awards. Dr. Ormondroyd is an editor of 2 International Journals and a reviewer for 6 others.
Connect with Graham Ormondroyd here
Key Time Stamps
About the BioComposites Centre
Why are Bio Composites important?
What is a bio material and a bio composite?
What chances does wool have as a house insulator?
Danger of moths and how to keep them away from wool through eco-friendly repellents
Indoor quality and sick building syndrome
How can wool improve indoor quality?
Graham’s most favourite property of wool
Which sheep breeds are best for absorbing VOCs?
Why is the EU interested in funding research on wool and VOCs?
Future research at the BioComposites centre
How can the wool industry make use of Graham’s research
How to connect with Graham and the BioComposites Centre