Recently graduated design student Erik de Laurens developed the durable Scalite material out of fish scales. To bring the Scalite material to life, de Laurens combined the naturally occurring polymers in fish scales with minerals found on the scales to make a powder compressed into a rigid material. This process creates sheets, tiles, or blocks of the stone-like material, which can then be used in manufacturing projects or for interior design.
Erik de Laurens sells the Scalite material in the form of marble-like wall tiles. The tiles benefit from being resistant to scratches and easy to repair and conjoin. The tiles come in two selections, Stokko 1400 and Stokko 6200, both of which come in a range of colors like mottled green and textured taupe. de Lauren's Bespoke product offers customized sections of Scalite material for more personalized projects.
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Erik de Laurens Turns Waste Fish Scales into 'Scalite' Material
1. Sustainable Materials - Companies can explore the use of sustainable materials like Scalite to reduce waste and environmental impact.
2. Circular Economy - Scalite's production process offers opportunities for companies to participate in a circular economy by using waste fish scales to make new products.
3. Interior Design Innovation - The durability and design flexibility of Scalite can be leveraged by interior design companies to create innovative and sustainable products.
1. Construction - Scalite's properties make it a potential addition to the construction materials toolbox for environmentally conscious companies.
2. Manufacturing - Manufacturers can explore Scalite as a new raw material to create durable and sustainable products.
3. Interior Design - Interior design companies can use Scalite material to create unique and sustainable products for their clients.