Ikea Plastic Chairs

Ikea Plastic Chairs

Jun 27, 2016· Taylor Hill is an associate editor at TakePart covering environment and wildlife. Bio Plastic surrounds us. From grocery bags and water bottles to gas caps and furniture, the petroleum-based products are ubiquitous, but the planet-warming emissions from their creation doesn’t have to be. Our chairs, bottle caps, and even laptop computer cases could all be part of the carbon emissions solution, capturing greenhouse gases within the plastic they’re made out of. That’s the idea behind Costa Mesa, California–based Newlight Technologies’ plastic development process. It’s called AirCarbon, and instead of using petroleum or natural gas as the base for its plastic-making process, the company has developed a way to take carbon dioxide or methane—both potent greenhouse gases—mix them with a catalyst, and create a durable, flexible plastic compound that keeps heat-trapping gases from reaching the atmosphere. Since commercialization in 2014, the company has contracted out more than 74 billion pounds of its AirCarbon plastic to companies including Dell, which is shipping its laptops in AirCarbon-based plastic bags; Sprint, which will sell AirCarbon phone cases; and Ikea, which signed an agreement in March to purchase 10 billion pounds of plastic from Newlight to use in its sustainable furniture products. “We are in the process of testing and validating the AirCarbon material in injection-molding applications for furniture,” said Angelina Degerman, program manager for new business and innovation at Ikea headquarters in Sweden. “We do believe that our customers will see this as positive that Ikea takes a lead in bringing more sustainable materials and solutions to them at affordable prices. Now that we are on a journey to convert our range from virgin fossil to recycled and renewable, we believe our honest and transparent communication connected to the products is very important.”
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Ikea Plastic Chairs

Plastic surrounds us. From grocery bags and water bottles to gas caps and furniture, the petroleum-based products are ubiquitous, but the planet-warming emissions from their creation doesn’t have to be. Our chairs, bottle caps, and even laptop computer cases could all be part of the carbon emissions solution, capturing greenhouse gases within the plastic they’re made out of. That’s the idea behind Costa Mesa, California–based Newlight Technologies’ plastic development process. It’s called AirCarbon, and instead of using petroleum or natural gas as the base for its plastic-making process, the company has developed a way to take carbon dioxide or methane—both potent greenhouse gases—mix them with a catalyst, and create a durable, flexible plastic compound that keeps heat-trapping gases from reaching the atmosphere. Since commercialization in 2014, the company has contracted out more than 74 billion pounds of its AirCarbon plastic to companies including Dell, which is shipping its laptops in AirCarbon-based plastic bags; Sprint, which will sell AirCarbon phone cases; and Ikea, which signed an agreement in March to purchase 10 billion pounds of plastic from Newlight to use in its sustainable furniture products. “We are in the process of testing and validating the AirCarbon material in injection-molding applications for furniture,” said Angelina Degerman, program manager for new business and innovation at Ikea headquarters in Sweden. “We do believe that our customers will see this as positive that Ikea takes a lead in bringing more sustainable materials and solutions to them at affordable prices. Now that we are on a journey to convert our range from virgin fossil to recycled and renewable, we believe our honest and transparent communication connected to the products is very important.”
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Ikea Plastic Chairs

That’s the idea behind Costa Mesa, California–based Newlight Technologies’ plastic development process. It’s called AirCarbon, and instead of using petroleum or natural gas as the base for its plastic-making process, the company has developed a way to take carbon dioxide or methane—both potent greenhouse gases—mix them with a catalyst, and create a durable, flexible plastic compound that keeps heat-trapping gases from reaching the atmosphere.
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Ikea Plastic Chairs

“We are in the process of testing and validating the AirCarbon material in injection-molding applications for furniture,” said Angelina Degerman, program manager for new business and innovation at Ikea headquarters in Sweden. “We do believe that our customers will see this as positive that Ikea takes a lead in bringing more sustainable materials and solutions to them at affordable prices. Now that we are on a journey to convert our range from virgin fossil to recycled and renewable, we believe our honest and transparent communication connected to the products is very important.”
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Ikea Plastic Chairs

From grocery bags and water bottles to gas caps and furniture, the petroleum-based products are ubiquitous, but the planet-warming emissions from their creation doesn’t have to be. Our chairs, bottle caps, and even laptop computer cases could all be part of the carbon emissions solution, capturing greenhouse gases within the plastic they’re made out of.
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Ikea Plastic Chairs

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Ikea Plastic Chairs

Rated 5 out of 5 by seattlelite from Clean Design, Great Value I got two of the clear TOBIAS chairs in the As-Is section and am so glad I did! They are at the ends of our mid-century dining table and they look great. They are sturdy and comfortable, exactly what dining chairs need to be. I can’t remark on ease of assembly, since they were already put together when I bought them. Date published: 2017-05-15
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Ikea Plastic Chairs

Designer thoughts “I wanted to work with transparency as a predominate element in order to create furniture that gets its color and shape from the room it stands in. By combining glass and plastic with reflecting chrome, TOBIAS chair and TORSBY dining table become like an illusion, an abstract experience. The transparent chair feels as if it's floating in the room and the table has transparent feet that make it feel as if it's hovering above the floor. The materials also make the table and chair mirror their surroundings – if you put them in a red room, they turn red too.”Designer Carl Öjerstam:
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“I wanted to work with transparency as a predominate element in order to create furniture that gets its color and shape from the room it stands in. By combining glass and plastic with reflecting chrome, TOBIAS chair and TORSBY dining table become like an illusion, an abstract experience. The transparent chair feels as if it's floating in the room and the table has transparent feet that make it feel as if it's hovering above the floor. The materials also make the table and chair mirror their surroundings – if you put them in a red room, they turn red too.”Designer Carl Öjerstam:
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HomeMade Modern is an online design source that publishes easy-to-follow, DIY recipes for creating modern home furnishings. We provide creative ideas for making affordable alternatives to pricey designer home goods and cheap, plastic and particle-board junk.
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Just in case you don’t read Norwegian, according to The Daily Dot, Jørstad wrote that he placed the plastic chair inside his shower. While sitting and washing himself during a steamy cleanse, he noticed he accidentally got stuck.
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Dining chairs don’t just have to feel good when you sit on them, they need to look good, too. Ours have the right proportions to be comfortable, even if you like to linger over dessert. They come in different styles so you can find what best suits you. And we’ve designed them to match our tables if you want to coordinate your dining area.
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Dining chairsEasy to sit on (and to look at)Dining chairs don’t just have to feel good when you sit on them, they need to look good, too. Ours have the right proportions to be comfortable, even if you like to linger over dessert. They come in different styles so you can find what best suits you. And we’ve designed them to match our tables if you want to coordinate your dining area.

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