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Scalite

SCALITE® is a material made exclusively from fish scales, an abundant and renewable by-product of the fishing industry and aquaculture. Every year in France, 40 billion tons of waste are generated by the construction sector. The toxicity of its constituents is a threat to both the environment and human health. SCALE wishes to bring value to an overlooked resource through the production of ocean-friendly materials.

SCALITE®, their first solution is made from 100% fish scales, a by-product of the fishing industry. The natural biopolymer of the scales is used as a matrix for the material. SCALITE® is fully recyclable and VOC-free, it can be coloured all the way through in various shades. It is also fire-rated (M1) and complies with the fire regulation for public interior spaces. This stone-like material is supplied as panels and is suited to interior design projects, furniture, and accessories.

Additional information

Reduced into powder, Scalite is compressed into a mould (300*300*10 mm and 600 *600*10mm) then dried and polished. It can be machined with conventional timber tools. This stone-like material is supplied as panels and is suited to interior design projects, furniture, and accessories.

Ingredient list

Fish scale (salmon and sardine)

Photo credits

David Duchon-Doris