In­ter­face Tac­Tile squares

Bloomberg Businessweek (Asia) - - TECHNIQUE -

● In­ter­face, one of the world’s largest man­u­fac­tur­ers of car­pet tiles, turned to Biomimicry 3.8 to find an al­ter­na­tive to the glue it used to in­stall car­pet, which put out TOXIC FUMES and made re­place­ment dif­fi­cult. For in­spi­ra­tion, Benyus and her team stud­ied the GECKO, whose feet are cov­ered in tiny hairs that cre­ate an at­trac­tive force when pressed down. With that prin­ci­ple in mind, her team de­vel­oped Tac­Tiles, glue­free ad­he­sive squares that con­nect the tiles at their cor­ners. As a re­sult, “In­ter­face was able to RE­DUCE ITS EN­VI­RON­MEN­TAL FOOT­PRINT BY 95 per­cent,” Benyus says.

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