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MaDe Participant

Matteo Paolo Ambrosini

Poly Plastic

I’m studying Product Design in Politecnico di Milano.

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Material Qualities
Color: Variable (usually white)
Soft / hard: Quite hard
Shiny / matt: it doesn’t have
Smells: none
Texture: smooth with holes
Material Recipe
You melt the polystyrene into acetone until it’s completed dissolved then we can extrude or dry so to obtain dieret results. It expands when cooked and thin up when it’s naturally exposed to air. So we can use this material in dierent cases.
Material Application
- car interiors
- toy’s shell
- prototypes (because at the beggining of the processis more malleable)
- outdoor tiles
- big containers
Material Narrative
Because every year million of tons of packaging like cardboard and polystyrene are disperse in the nature. This new material is better and it could
be used in several products and greatly decreases the volume of the waste. At the end of the cycle it could be chopped into pieces and recycled.
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MaDe, a project co-funded by the Creative Europe Programme of The European Union, aims at boosting talents towards circular economies across Europe partnering with design and cultural institutions, Elisava, Ma-tt-er and Politecnico di Milano. If you are living in Italy, the UK or Spain please apply to the MaDe workshops in the relevant cities.

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