Shou Sugi Ban is a traditional Japanese method of preserving cedar, where it is burned enough to create a layer of char on the outside.
Taking a flame to wood to create a finished produce may seem counter-intuitive. While generally used on exterior surfaces, charred wood panels are growing in appeal for interior use. Continue reading “What Is Shou Sugi Ban Treatment?“
Microplastics and Microfibers
Research about microplastics pollution is just starting to emerge among scientists, but it is a major concern.
You may recall attention focused on banning or advocating for the discontinuation of tiny plastic particles in the form of microplastic beads from cosmetics, toothpaste and other consumer products often too small to be filtered by wastewater treatment plants.
These work their way from our sinks and showers through treatment plants and into the oceans, where they make their way into the digestive tracts of sea turtles, sea birds and fish (and, subsequently, humans). Continue reading “Fighting Microfiber Pollution“
Aectual was founded with a mission to bring design freedom, massive cost reduction, perfect consumer quality and zero waste to market. Continue reading “3D Printed Terrazzo Floor Tiles“