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 16th of September 2017

ALUSID AND SOFT BAROQUE CREATE FURNITURE MADE FROM 100% RECYCLED MATERIALS FOR ACE HOTEL LONDON.

 

ALUSID are proud to be showing the results of a collaboration with London Based designers - Soft Baroque for ACE Hotel London commissioned by Modern Design Review as part of the London Design Festival.  Soft Baroque have used specially made SilicaStone slabs machined using water jet cutting to produce low finger jointed tables that reference traditional wood working techniques and show the strength and adaptability of this unique 100% recycled material.

ALUSID are based in Preston, Lancashire, where they manufacture SilicaStone - an eco-architectural material made from 100% recycled glass and vitrified ceramic that would otherwise end up in landfill. Their unique, patent pending process allows for materials to be created without the use of resin, cement or other binders, making it fire and heat resistant as well as making it recyclable at the end of its life.

SilicaStone was designed as a uniquely adaptable alternative to natural stone products for use as feature walls for interiors and exterior cladding or as solid surfaces. It can be colored and finished in a variety of different shapes and textures all of which are UV stable and durable.

Ace HotelAddress:

100 Shoreditch High St,

London E1 6JQ

Exhibition Opening Hours: 19th – 24th September, 9AM – 5.30PM

Press Preview: Tuesday 19th September, 9-11AM

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About ALUSID

ALUSID – a university spinoff company – was born from a research project with the aim of turning low value materials destined for landfill into beautiful surface products for use by architects and designers. The company aims to be a leader in the supply of premium engineered sustainable architectural materials and remains at the forefront of this growing sector through continuous research and development. ALUSID is always searching for new waste materials to make their unique surface from.

About Ace Hotel

Ace Hotel London hangs its hat in London's most creative and engaged district — a locus for culture, home of the world famous open-air market on Brick Lane and a canvas for street artists the world over. The neighbourhood's legacy includes theatres running banned 16th century plays, the debut of drag pioneer Hetty King and the first rumbles of industrialized craft in the Western Hemisphere. Today's Shoreditch is a leader in art, design, cuisine, culture and technology — an outpost in the global community of ideas.

About Modern Design Review

Modern Design Review is an international, independent, magazine that covers the best of the product, people and theory at the effervescent tip of contemporary design. The London-based publication offers a considered and curated insight into modern design through original and creative storytelling and contributions from talented photographers, writers and designers.


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2nd of May 2016

Royal Society of Chemistry Award Nomination for Surface Startup

ALUSID Sustainable Surfaces have been shortlisted for a Royal Society of Chemistry - Emerging Technology Awards in the Materials and Enabling Technologies category. The RSC awards aim to accelerate the commercialisation of innovative technologies.

Shortlisted entrants will present their ideas to a panel of expert judges at the competition final, taking place at Chemistry Means Business 2017 in Manchester on the 13th and 14th of June. This is a high-profile two-day event bringing together start-ups, small and medium enterprises, multinational organisations, and academic entrepreneurs from across the chemistry-using community.

ALUSID are based in Preston, Lancashire, where they manufacture SilicaStone - an eco-architectural material made from 100% recycled glass and vitrified ceramic that would otherwise end up in landfill. Their unique, patent pending process allows for materials to be created without the use of resin, cement or other binders, making it fire and heat resistant as well as making it entirely recyclable at the end of its life.

SilicaStoneTM was designed as a uniquely adaptable alternative to natural stone and ceramic products for use as feature walls for interiors and exterior cladding or as solid surfaces. It can be colored and finished in a variety of different shapes and textures all of which are UV stable and durable.

ALUSID are currently working on the design of an automated production plant with a major Italian tile equipment manufacturer to take the company to the next stage.

Professor David Binns, Creative Director at Alusid, said: “ To be shortlisted for this award is a great honour, the awards are important industry acknowledgement of the work our team have been doing to utilise theseunwanted materials and turn them into high value,  beautiful construction products’

Neil Crabb, Director, said ‘These awards are very influential in identifying emerging investment opportunities, to be selected for the final is a great achievement and important for ALUSID as it moves towards mass production and develops the product for additional applications. 

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ALUSID – a university spinoff company – was born from a research project led by Professor David Binns and Dr Alasdair Bremner, at the University of Central Lancashire.

The company aims to be a leader in the supply of premium engineered sustainable architectural materials and plans to remain at the forefront of this growing sector through continuous research and development.

The Royal Society of Chemistry has a 175 Year history of shaming the future of the chemical sciences. With over 54,000 members and an international publishing and knowledge business we are the UK’s professional body for chemical scientists, supporting and representing our members and bringing together chemical scientists from all over the world.

 Emerging Technology awards are now in their 5th year.

Since the competition began four years ago, previous winners have gone on to raise a combined total of over £25m in equity investment and grant funding, and one has recently announced a £28m trade sale. Winners have also expanded overseas, enter commercial contracts, conduct clinical and industrial scale trials, and collectively double their number of employees. 

The RSC Emerging Technology Awards are held on the 13th and 14th of June at the Midland Hotel and Manchester two winners in each category will win a £10,000 prize as well as mentoring advice and guidance.

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4th of November 2016

ALUSID Wins Prestigious Institution of Chemical Engineers (IChemE) Award

ALUSID is delighted to announce that it has won this year’s IChemE Global 2016 award in the category of Best Business Start-Up. The IChemE awards celebrate excellence, innovation and achievement in the chemical, biochemical and process industries.

ALUSID is based in Preston, Lancashire, where it manufactures SilicaStone® - an eco-architectural material made from 100% recycled glass and vitrified ceramic that would otherwise end up in landfill. Its unique, patent pending, process allows for materials to be created without the use of resin, cement or other binders, making it fire and heat resistant as well as making it recyclable at the end of its life.

SilicaStone® was designed as a uniquely adaptable alternative to natural stone products for use as feature walls for interiors and exterior cladding or as solid surfaces. It can be colored and finished in a variety of different shapes and textures all of which are UV stable and durable.

ALUSID is currently working on the design of an automated production plant with a major Italian tile equipment manufacturer in preparation for considerably upscaling production.

Dr Alasdair Bremner, Operations Manager at Alusid, said: “To be recognised in such a strong field for this prestigious award is fantastic. For our work to be recognised for its innovation is testament to the dedication, enthusiasm and commitment of our team in creating a new benchmark for sustainability in construction and architecture.”

Neil Crabb, Director, said ‘It is extremely satisfying to have secured this engineering award for a product which is manufactured from recycled materials, in a low environmental impact manufacturing process that produces zero waste, at a time when ethical manufacturing and sourcing is increasingly important for large corporations and public contracts."

Notes

ALUSID – a university spinoff company – was born from a research project led by Professor David Binns and Dr Alasdair Bremner, at the University of Central Lancashire.

The company aims to be a leader in the supply of premium engineered sustainable architectural materials and remains at the forefront of this growing sector through continuous research and development.

The Institution of Chemical Engineers (IChemE) is the global professional membership organisation for chemical engineering professionals and anyone involved with the process industries, including the emerging bioprocess sector. It has over 44,000 members in over 120 countries.

The ICHEME awards were held at The Palace Hotel Manchester on the Thursday the 3rd of November 2016

 

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7th of December 2015

ALUSID Win Mixology North Award for Product of the Year – Surfaces

ALUSID are delighted to announce that they won this years Mixology North prize for Product of the Year at the prestigious Mixology North Awards for their material SilicaStone.  

At Mixology Noth, the main interior design awards event for companies based in the Midlands, North, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland, attended by more than 550 industry participants,  ALUSID’sSilica Stone won Product of the Year – Surfaces.  It was also shortlisted in the Environmental and Sustainability category. The prestigious Mix interiors awards were handed to the ground breakers and boundary pushers of the commercial interiors sector recognising the most influential people and companies.

David Binns said, ‘for such a young company it is great that our innovation is being recognised, we hope they show the possibilities that ALUSID’s sustainable materials brings to the world of interiors’

Alasdair Bremner said ‘it was a superb night for us, I would like to thank all our staff, clients and suppliers for playing their part in gaining this key recognition and to our continued drive for excellence’ 

Notes

ALUSID – a university spinoff company – was born from a research project led by Professor David Binns and Dr Alasdair Bremner, at the University of Central Lancashire. Funded initially from a grant from the Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC).  The company aims is to be a leader in the supply of premium engineered sustainable architectural materials and remains at the forefront of this growing sector through continuous research and development.

Mixology North 15 was held at Hilton Manchester Deansgate on the Thursday the 3rd of December

Mixology North Awards Shortlist http://www.mixology-awards.com/shortlist-announced/

 

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25th of November  2015

ALUSID shortlisted for THE Award and Mixology North

ALUSID have been shortlisted for two awards this year, founding academics Professor Binns and Dr Alasdair Bremner are shortlisted for the Times Higher Education award for Excellence and Innovation in the Arts. This award aims to recognise the pioneering work that is taking place in universities to promote the arts. It is open to teams and all higher education institutions in the UK.

Secondly ALUSID have been shortlisted in two categories in this years Mixology North Awards. Firstly in the Product of the year – Surfaces and secondly in  Environmental and Sustainability category. Mixology is considered to be the North’s most prestigious award ceremony and winter ball, created for the dynamic and innovative interior design community so ALUSID are extremely honored to be nomintated.

David Binns said, ‘for such a young company it is great that our innovation is being recognised, we hope they show the possibilities that ALUSID’s sustainable materials brings to the world of interior design

Notes

ALUSID – a university spinoff company – was born from a research project led by Professor David Binns and Dr Alasdair Bremner, at the University of Central Lancashire. Funded initially from a grant from the Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC).  The company aims is to be a leader in the supply of premium engineered sustainable architectural materials and remains at the forefront of this growing sector through continuous research and development.

THE shortlist: http://www.the-awards.co.uk/the2015/shortlist

Mixology North Awards Shortlist http://www.mixology-awards.com/shortlist-announced/

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DATE: 23rd September 2015  

ALUSID Launches 100% Recycled Architectural Surface Material

Made from between 96% and 100% recycled waste materials, ALUSID is changing the construction materials industry with their newly launched interior and exterior architectural surfaces materials. Handmade in Lancashire, the products look and feel as natural stone yet are made from a range of recycled waste materials including glass, ceramics and other mineral additives.

 ALUSID’s material is produced using a low environmental impact production process, which uses no chemical or resin binders to hold the material together and the manufacturing process produces zero waste. When the products come to the end of their useful life, they themselves can be recycled within Alusid’s process.

ALUSID – a university spinoff company – was born from a research project led by Professor David Binns and Dr Alasdair Bremner, at the University of Central Lancashire. Funded initially from a grant from the Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC).  The company aims is to be a leader in the supply of premium engineered sustainable architectural materials and remains at the forefront of this growing sector through continuous research and development.

Professor Binns explains: “While the arguments for embedding sustainability throughout the construction industry are well established, it often conflicts with a hunger for materials that offer new aesthetic properties. It is becoming increasingly important that alternative products are developed that both offer a striking visual appearance and are less reliant on virgin raw materials.”

Dr Bremner added: “Our product alleviates the reliance on quarrying high volumes of virgin stone and will dramatically increase the amount of manufactured glass which can be recycled.”

Alusid’s range of SilicaStone surfacing products are currently available in three design variations but bespoke products, colours and textures can also be ordered to bring any interior space to life. 

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