We've written a lot about eco-friendly countertops, and the options continue to expand. We particularly like it when a countertop incorporates a unique recycled material such as glass bottles or even currency. Alkemi offers an alternative to this crowd with a material that contains 60% post-industrial aluminum scrap and is low-VOC.
From distance Alkemi resembles a granite material, but up close the aluminum scrap fibers are seen and give a techie vibe.
Alkemi is produced in Baltimore, Maryland, and is made with post-industrial scrap generated by other industries located within the immediate vicinity of its plant. The scrap material, fine flake aluminum, commonly burns up as heavy smoke pollutant when exposed to the high heat melting processes of conventional aluminum recycling.
Another great thing is that the product can be rrecycled by the manufacturer, Renewed Materials, and used as filler for the opaque materials.
Alkemi may be cut, seamed, and machined just like other conventional solid surface materials. The sheet surfaces are factory finished, and do not require any surface coating and/or sealing. Alkemi offers several different finish options: Classic, Honed, Textured and Opaque, and comes in a variety of colors.
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