Air-Ink: The world’s first ink made out of air pollution

Air-Ink: The world's first ink made out of air pollution

One person’s disgusting vehicle exhaust is a clever entrepreneur’s treasure. A Singapore-based company called Graviky Labs has figured out a way to pull carbon pollution from the air and put it to work doing something useful instead of burning up our atmosphere. They do this through a device called Kaalink, which allows them to pull out refine soot and other pollutants into usable ink for writing and drawing. This ink is called Air-Ink.

It takes just 45 minutes worth of vehicular emissions captured by Kaalink to produce one fluid ounce of ink – enough to fill one of the Air-Ink pens.

Air-Ink was subjected to a six-month testing process by actual artists, and they are completely satisfied with the way it works — just like regular ink, as a matter of fact. Graviky Labs also sells pens and markers in different sizes that use the ink in a variety of different sizes, as well as a special formulation for screen printing. So this isn’t one single novelty pen you’ll buy and forget about. This is an actual product you can use every day.

You can check out Air-Ink at the Kickstarter listing from Graviky Labs, where you can pre-order your own Air-Ink products starting at $25 USD and up.

 

 

 

Pictures: Graviky Labs

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