Electronic equipment is cheaper and more widely available than ever before. Repairs are a thing of the past.
Constant redesign, innovation and competition results in obsolete circuit boards.
Most circuit boards are produced in large volumes and some fail stringent control checks.
It is these two types of brand new (unpopulated / virgin) circuit boards that Revolve rescue for their exciting giftware and stationery products.
The circuit boards have a flat finish and have never had components attached with any solder or glue.
The heavy metals associated with electronic components are not present.
Around 95% are green in colour, but occasionally gold, blue and, most rarely, red are available.
Each product is hand finished to create an item with no sharp edges.
Any shape can be produced for bespoke work and the only thing to limit us is our imagination!
Juice Cartons are: Paper/Cardboard 75%, Polyethylene 20%, and Aluminium Foil 5%.
Revolve Juice Carton material is a mixture of process waste, from the production of new Juice Cartons, and post consumer waste (used Juice Cartons).
Juice Cartons are sorted, shredded, heated, cut into 5mm pieces and then spread between a secret foil into sheets and compressed with heat and pressure.
The top secret foil gives a lacquered effect surface finish.
After cooling, the sheets are pressed again to give added strength. Finally the board is trimmed around the edges.
No other material is added therefore ensuing that the polyethylene from the original Juice Carton mix may melt and act as a glue to bind all the pieces together.
The coloured printing, the brown carton material, and the silver aluminium foil are all clearly visible in the finished Juice Carton board.
Plastic Bottle – HDPE
High Density Polyethylene
Bottles range from shampoo bottles to milk bottles and many, many more giving a vibrant selection of colours. The bottles are washed, chopped up and then placed into a press at 180 deg and at a pressure of 1000 tonnes to give a flat sheet.
Coffee Cup – HIPS
High Impact Polystyrene
Vending machine coffee cups. The cups are washed, chopped up and then placed into a press at 180 deg and at a pressure of 1000 tonnes to give a flat sheet.
Yoghurt Pot – HIPS
High Impact Polystyrene
Factory reject yoghurt pots, washed, chopped up and then placed into a press at 180 deg and at a pressure of 1000 tonnes to give a flat sheet. The sheets have a terrazzo or stone effect and can be sanded to obtain a whiter finish like marble.
Clean Plastic Bags are used from a number of sources including high street shops and from packaging. After sorting and shredding, the bags are placed on a big T-Shirt press and made into sheets. Each sheet is unique and we do not know the appearance until after it emerges.
CD / DVD
A mixture of CD/DVD’s from software, music publishing and DVD production companies are used to create gifts. Most discs are quality control rejects and will not play. See if you can spot a well known TV series or Software title on a DVD /CD.
A very versatile sheet material in a number of different colours. Wherever possible, we use acrylic which is 100% recycled. Certain colours are not recycled but still make cool looking gifts.