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The Magic of Diatom

Diatom is a fascinating material with many useful properties. It’s incredibly absorbent, highly impact resistant (we dropped a coaster off our second  story balcony and were pretty surprised to see it survived without any real damage!), extremely light weight, and most importantly very sustainable. Actually seeing diatom in action for the first time was a very interesting experience for us .  The instant the moisture came into contact with the diatom, it was absorbed instantly.  These types of materials are exactly what we love finding and sharing. Functional, practical, sustainable. They just make sense. Diatom Absorbency Each diatom cell is surrounded by an outer layer of porous silica, and this gives it that incredible absorbency.  Diatom also has a particularly...

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