Exhibitor focus: JIVA Materials

Exhibitor focus: JIVA Materials

October 16, 2019
Marcia González

Solutions for a better environment from JIVA Materials at E-Waste World Conference & Expo

Jack Herring and Dr Jonathan Swanston from JIVA Materials will be at E-Waste World Conference & Expo to showcase ‘Soluboard’, which they believe is the world’s first fully recyclable printed circuit board laminate and has been created as a direct response to the world’s fastest-growing waste stream – electronic waste.

Presently, the two materials in PCBs are fiberglass and epoxy, meaning that the only way they can be recycled in order to extract the precious metals within involves a process of shredding and incineration. JIVA has developed a non-hazardous and fully biodegradable flax-based alternative – the patent-pending Soluboard delaminates when immersed in hot water, allowing electronic components to be recovered from the safely disposable or compostable flax solution. It is equivalent mechanically and electrically to the current market-leading substrate used in PCB manufacturing, FR-4.

Together with Swanston, a techno-entrepreneur with prior experience in the chemical and polymer sectors, they are targeting the white goods and domestic appliance sectors including dishwashers, refrigerators, washing machines, etc. JIVA will be marketing Soluboard to the European white goods and domestic appliance sectors with scope to expand to the US market in the near future. The manufacturers of these products already have well-established recovery schemes in place, allowing for Soluboard PCBs to be removed and recycled.

Soluboard is patent pending internationally and JIVA will be filing for protection within individual territories before the end of 2019. It is expected that Soluboard will be covered by patents globally by the end of 2021.

Booth: 13

E-Waste World Conference & Expo takes place from Thursday 14 November to Friday 15 November at the Kap Europa, Frankfurt Messe, Germany. To register for this highly focused, solutions-driven event, please click here. For sponsorship and exhibition opportunities, please email peter@trans-globalevents.com

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