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About Us

Zelfo Technology GmbH
Head Office: 
Am Wasserturm 1,
16247 Joachimsthal
UNESCO Biosphere Schorfheide-Chorin,

Tel:         +49 (0)33361 64931

Pilot Plant (Pilotanlage)
‘Reallabor' Kuhheide 33, 16303 Schwedt/Oder

Richard S. Hurding, MA (Design), Managing Director

Design professional with a background in the ‘built environment’ and product design. Developer of the Zelfo fibre processing system and related end products since 2004. Collaborator in the development of the ‘CORE’ fibre engineering system. Founding member of Zelfo Technology GmbH.

Grégoire de Vilmorin, New Business Director

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Specialist in venture capital and new business start-up finance. Developer of Zelfo and related fibre forming systems since 2007. Main focus on management of client relations and project development. Founding member of Zelfo Technology GmbH.


Established in 2011, Zelfo Technology has underpinned their IP and product development credentials with a series of highlights including registering the world’s first ‘Extruder based’ natural fibre fibrillation process patent, winning several awards such as ‘Material of the Year’ at the European Bio-Composites conference and co-developing the world’s first fibrillated natural fibre packaging product using the food producer’s own waste!

Our Network

Zelfo Technology has a network of experts and suppliers with whom we work on a daily basis, including:- 

Key Technology Supplier

We have a dedicated Extruder Technology Supplier that assists in the planning / engineering and installation of our fibre engineering solution, to enable us to deliver plants to our customers as a turn-key offer. Our supplier is active in most continents and produces their own steel as well as the machines themselves.

Source Materials Preparation Equipment 

A pool of specific delivery, reduction, and cleaning, technology suppliers are on hand to configure material specific machine arrangements in the preparation phase (pre-extruder steps).  

End Product Manufacturing Technology

ZT already works with experts in Pulp-moulded Products & Packaging, Building interior Panel production as well as the Paper Industry Additives business who are skilled in the specification of plants as well as material handling in their specific areas. 

Contact Us


Grégoire de Vilmorin (New Business Director)


T. + 33 (0) 6 23 06 08 60


Richard Hurding (Managing Director)


T. + 49 (0)179 924 9534


Detailed discussions on the current knowledge bank, CORE Technology, and Zelfo material require a Non-Disclosure Agreement (NDA). 


PLEASE NOTE: Zelfo Technology does not send out samples to non commercial parties or individuals.


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