Material

Fish scale

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Biodegradable 241 Board material 31 Circular 223 Recyclable 123 Recycled 125

Fish scale
Fish scale
Fish scale
Fish scale
Fish scale
Fish scale
Fish scale
Fish scale
Fish scale

Photos: David Duchon-Doris

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. Design company 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 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.

Making process

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.

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Ingredients

Fish scale (salmon and sardine)