RCA WIP: Polyfloss Factory
Earlier this month a group of students from London’s Royal College of Art (RCA) and Imperial College London’s Innovation Design Engineering MA/MSc displayed their collaborative project The Polyfloss Factory at the annual RCA Work in Progress Show.
The Polyfloss Factory, designed by Nick Paget, Audrey Gaulard, Emile De Visscher and Christophe Machet, is a micro-manufacturing machine that upcycles waste polypropylene into a new material called polyfloss.
Polyfloss – a versatile candyfloss-like material – is easily manipulated using heat and pressure to obtain multiple properties and uses, which are suitable for small-scale local manufacture. The project’s goal is to empower community makers to transform their waste material into valuable new plastic products, locally.
Look out for more highlights of the Royal College of Art’s Work in Progress show, coming soon.