With 7 to 8 percent of global oil and gas production used to make plastic, AirCarbon-produced by Newlight Technologies-has been created to replicate the performance and price of oil-based plastics and reduce greenhouse gas emissions.
Newlight uses a biocatalyst to convert air containing greenhouse gases (like methane and carbon dioxide) harvested from farms and landfills into plastic. This new technology gives KI-who is the exclusive provider of AirCarbon in the contract furniture industry-the ability to produce the world's first carbon-negative chair.
AirCarbon can be found among KI's most successful product lines with the goal of having AirCarbon replace all plastic components over time.Here's how it breaks down:
0 - The amount of oil and gas used in producing the Grazie and Strive seating lines
1st In the industry to produce carbon negative seating lines
2 - The number of KI seating lines currently making use of AirCarbon (Strive and Grazie)
7 - The number of Strive seating models that will feature AirCarbon, each having their own unique AirCarbon formula
200,000 - The approximate number of units KI produces annually for both Strive and Grazie
50,000,000 - The anticipated number of pounds of air and captured carbon Newlight Technologies expects for 2014