Fungal-Like Adhesive Material (FLAM) by SUTD

FLAM is inspired from the walls of fungus-like oomycetes (a type of parasite) that is reproduced by introducing small amounts of chitin between cellulose fibres. The resulting FLAM is a strong, lightweight and inexpensive composite material. The raw materials – cellulose and chitin are common natural polymers and industrial byproducts that provide strength and structural integrity. The material can be molded to form 3D structures, using woodworking techniques.

  • Inspiration

    Fungus-like Oomecytes

  • Creator

    Ferment Lab & Singapore University of Technology & Design

  • Location


  • Application Scale


  • Functions Addressed

    Structural Efficiency, Material Optimization

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