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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!

Advisory Board

Dr Frank Ullrich Leitloff,

Specialist in Technology Plant installations from planning to start-up. Experienced throughout Europe with high end multi-national technology and engineering companies.

Andreas Mascheck

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Decades of experience with production management including pulp based product manufacturing. Production technology expert and developer of technology optimisation systems.

Inga Aleknaviciute


Foto: ©Robert Piel

Pan European Design Creative - Key interests in Object Futures & Sustainable material 'deep up-cycling' solutions. 

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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