Why rice husk?
Rice husk has a number of names, the most common being husk, hull, rice shell and chaff.
What is it?
It’s the outermost layer of protection encasing a rice grain. It is a yellowish colour and has a convex shape. It is slightly larger than a grain of rice. Typical dimensions are 4mm by 6mm. It is lightweight, having a ground bulk density of 340kg/m3 to 400kg/m3.
PropertiesRice hulls themselves are a class A thermal insulating material because they are difficult to burn and less likely to allow moisture to propagate mold or Fungi.
The rice husk Problem
Rice is the most commonly eaten daily foodstuff for more than 2/3rds of the worlds population with 478 Million tons of rice produced annually worldwide and 20% of the total volume of the rice crop is husk.
95,600 Million kilos of rice husk that are produced annually by the industry are not being used because it doesn’t have substantial commercial value and become organic waste.
Farmers previously struggled to dispose of it due to it’s large volume presenting an environmental problem concerning its disposal.
The Rice Way Solution
We use an Exclusive Patented process to transform tones of this organic waste in products for domestic use instead of using other raw materials that need specific collection, extraction, farming or processing and therefore, making a bigger and undesired impact on our environment.
Following an Original Formula we combine the rice husks (previously grinded) with a 100% natural resin with no added chemicals, making the resultant material compact, hard and foremost Natural and Organic.
Through a high temperature moulding procedure we give this mixture its final cup-shape and hardness.
After this, all our cups are carefully polished one by one to give them their final shiny look.
The result is a product that is 100% Innocuous and can’t harm our health or the environment. It lasts for years when used correctly but in conditions of full exposure to Nature is totally biodegradable (natural elements), making it even more environmentally friendly than recyclable materials that require industrial processing to be decomposed.