Instead of traditional hand-sorting which can be time consuming and cost prohibitive, innovators are coming up with new ways to recover materials from small consumer electronics.
Senior Researcher, Kerrie Masone, shares a surprising method for precious metal extraction from cell phones and the like.
Material Library houses numerous metal materials made from recycled content. Here are a few…Knitted Mesh Crimped by KnitMesh Technologies // MC 7653-02
A range of knitted metal mesh produced on rotating machines with different metals that has been ‘crimped’ to create a textural and decorative effect. Knitting wire mesh is based on principles similar to garment knitting, except it is produced using specialized heavy-duty machinery.
FusionSwirl by Advanced Technology, Inc. // MC 4828-04
100% aluminum laminate that has scratch and chemical resistant properties as well as good abrasion resistance. It comes in nineteen different graphic designs that are etched to the surface and is available in a satin or gloss finish (the colors can also be customized).
Fused Metal? by Forms+Surfaces // MC 0247-03
Stainless steel with surface colors created using Multi-Ion Vapor Deposition. Multi-Ion Vapor Deposition is a process by which a very thin surface layer is chemically bonded to a stainless steel substrate, creating the look of bronze, copper, nickel silver, or graphite.