Lightweight recycled paper cement composite
Squak Mountain Stone is a paper and cement-based composite developed by Ameé Quiriconi as a solution for reusing waste paper. Its proprietary composition makes Squak Mountain Stone lighter than concrete and stone, and it eliminates the need for rebar or other reinforcing steel. The result is a product that is relatively easy to ship, handle, and install.
Visually, Squak Mountain Stone appears to have the depth and characteristics of natural stone. Veins of mineral deposits can be seen meandering through the material, while the texture looks as if it’s created by metamorphic processes rather than by man-made means. Squak Mountain Stone is also offered in many different colors.
“Selecting materials is an emotional action. We want the products to not only match our values of environmental and social responsibility but also be beautiful and cost effective” says Quiriconi. “When I watch people slowly stroke the tops of our slabs, I know we’ve been able to capture it all in Squak Mountain Stone.”
Contact: Tiger Mountain Innovations, Inc., Woodinville, Washington, USA.
For more information, see Transmaterial: A Catalog of Materials That Redefine our Physical Environment