Byblos is a material innovation brand that transforms the papyrus plant into a malleable sustainable biomaterial.

The name of the work is derived from a Greek phrase that translates as a synonym for papyrus. The Papyrus plant is strong, perdurable and grows along the Nile shores in Egypt. It is considered sacred in Egyptian culture, having played a crucial role in the Pharaonic civilisation. Despite its history, the plant has long been overlooked and is now facing extinction.

Papyrus has proven to be one of the most efficient and economical pollution filters, as well as the cheapest method to filter water waste. It is a natural, local resource that could act as an alternative for other materials, such as wood. Byblos’ material can be used in several industrial and consumer applications, such as furniture and surfaces.