[ 彩材拆拆 x 𝗨𝗡𝗪𝗥𝗔𝗣 𝗖𝗠𝗙 ]
𝙲𝚑𝟸𝟶. 𝚄𝚗𝚠𝚛𝚊𝚙𝚙𝚒𝚗𝚐 𝙲𝙼𝙵 𝚍𝚎𝚜𝚒𝚐𝚗 𝚘𝚗 𝚜𝚞𝚜𝚝𝚊𝚒𝚗𝚊𝚋𝚕𝚎 𝚖𝚊𝚝𝚎𝚛𝚒𝚊𝚕 𝚕𝚒𝚋𝚛𝚊𝚛𝚢
Ch20. 拆招CMF設計談永續材質圖書館

CMF為Color Material and Finishing,譯為色彩、材質、及表面處理工藝,屬於 工業設計 旗下重要的一環。Unwrap CMF( 彩材拆拆 )將圍繞著這個主題,以淺而易懂的小故事拆解 CMF設計師 的日常。

緣份真的很奇妙~設計師朋友的IG限動、馬上來臨的台中之旅、剛好調到SML部門的聯繫窗口,種種巧合之下,很幸運的在五月初造訪了位於 #台中 的SML 🙌🏻

永續材質圖書館 (簡稱SML)由財團法人塑膠工業技術發展中心(簡稱 塑膠中心 )成立,蒐集並館藏具永續性、具環保性、具循環性等價值之材質。 永續塑膠 聽起來是否很矛盾?為什麼會由塑膠中心創立以永續為主題的材質圖書館?🤔

雖為工業製品,但塑膠的本意並非破壞環境。當初為了減少樹木砍伐,瑞典工程師Sten Gustaf Thulin在1959年發明了第一個塑膠袋 —— 這個可重複被利用又輕便易製的解決方案,最終卻變成了一次性產品,結果令人不勝唏噓。


既然不可能脫離塑膠製品,那更應該積極面對塑膠的永續循環方案。「因塑膠產生的問題,就該由塑膠產業來解決」,抱持著這樣的態度,塑膠中心於2020年年底成立了永續材質圖書館♻️ 當然,館藏不限於塑膠製品,也包括任何具有永續價值的材質。

而圖書館只是SML的多元型態之一,SML團隊持續投入在永續材質的創新開發,同時也作為媒介串連供應商、製造方、品牌端、以及設計師等,任何一項都需要極大的心力投入,非常不易。以更具體的方式舉例:全球知名的Material ConneXion,光是分館的代理費就所費不貲,民眾也需要成為付費會員才能入館參觀,這都說明了維護一個材料圖書館所需要的龐大投入。

台灣 能有這樣一個開放的平台實屬難得,SML默默做了很多事,希望大家能給予這個團隊有聲有力的支持:加入會員、粉專按讚,或者分享出去,一起讓更多人認識SML👏🏻

按讚粉專: Sustainable Material Library
Instagram: @smlpidc
永續材質圖書館 希望疫情快快過去就可以預約參觀囉😷

Ch16. 拆招CMF設計談材料館藏搬回家
Ch23. 拆招CMF設計談從環境友善到永續

CMF is a specific discipline within industrial design that focuses on the development of a product’s color, material, and finish. Unwrap CMF writes about little stories of CMF Design for those who are interested in learning more about this niche field. Comments and inspirations are welcome!
Founded by Plastics Industry Development Center (PIDC), Sustainable Material Library (SML) is a new library in Taichung 🇹🇼. Wait a minute…🤔 Plastic and sustainability ? Why would a plastic organization invest in a material library focused in sustainability?

The intent of plastic was not to destroy our environment. In the hope to reduce #deforestation, a Swedish engineer, Sten Gustaf Thulin, invented the very first plastic bag in 1959, as an easy-to-carry and repeated-use solution, which sadly became an one-time disposable product.

Due to its low cost and manufacturing flexibility, plastic became one of the most widely used materials in the 21st century, as well as a major hit in the environment. Let’s be realistic: can we completely abandon the use of plastic? The answer does not need to be out-spoken 🙊

Since the breakup is impossible, we should be more proactive in pursuing its sustainable plan. “Problems caused by plastics should be solved by the plastic industry.” With this attitude, PIDC established SML in late 2020. Of course, the collection is not limited to plastic samples, but also includes any materials with sustainable value.

The library is just one of the roles of SML. The team also continues to invest in innovative exploration of sustainable materials. Meanwhile, it also acts as a bridge to connect suppliers, manufacturers, brands, and designers. None of these is easy work. If you have learnt about the cost of opening a branch of world-renowned Material ConneXion or its membership fee, you’d get a sense of the huge investment required to maintain a high-quality library.

It’s really, really, really rare to have such a material platform in Taiwan. Let’s hope that the international border opens up very soon 🌍 And when it does, come visit SML in Taiwan!

Website: sml.pidc.org.tw
Facebook: Sustainable Material Library
Instagram: @smlpidc

Continue reading:
Ch16. Unwrapping CMF Design on Building Your Own Material Collection
Ch23. Unwrapping CMF Design on From Eco-Friendliness to Sustainability
Resource: Material Libraries Worldwide

Sustainable Materials Library just opened in December 2020, and has accumulated a good collection both online and offline.
Each material sample on display are marked with the name of the material, description, and a QR code linking to its web page.
Besides its material collection, SML also holds special exhibitions displaying design objects of various materials and craftsmanship.
“Marine Debris Is Not Waste” exhibition covers recycling process from marine waste, half-processed, and the finished products.

Comments and inspirations are welcome!
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Working in the tech field while side-tracking as a content creator for CMF Design. Have been practicing in the field of CMF Design since 2011 and an active learner. Aspired to share the know-how about CMF Design while picking up new knowledge along the journey. 於科技業任職並兼任CMF設計的自由撰稿人。自2011年起投入於CMF設計領域並持續成長。善於分享關於CMF設計的小知識,也樂於在這個旅程中學習新知。

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