Scalite: Stone-Like Material Made from Fish Scales
It’s always exciting to find new uses for things that were considered waste. Erik de Laurens was a student at RCA when he came up for the idea of Scalite. From Core77
Laurens learned that fish scales contain a naturally-occuring polymer, and figured out a process of extracting it, then mixing it with the mineral elements found in the same scales. The resultant powder can then be compressed into sheets or tiles, which have a stone-like quality.
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