Soluboard® - Fully Recyclable PCB Laminate
Jiva has developed Soluboard® which will be used to manufacture the world's first fully recyclable PCBs.
The World's First Fully Recyclable PCB Laminate
PCBs made up 8% of the 50 million tonnes of electronic waste that was generated in 2018. With the two primary materials in PCBs being fibreglass and epoxy, the only method of recycling involves shredding them down and incinerating them in order to extract the precious metals within. Jiva Materials has developed a revolutionary new material to offer a solution to this environmentally damaging process - Soluboard®. Patent pending, it is a flax based product that is a competitively priced, fully biodegradable and non-toxic alternative. The organic structure of Soluboard® means the non-toxic ingredients begin to delaminate when immersed into hot water. This allows the flax fibres to be composted or repurposed and the electronic components to be removed for re-processing.
Existing Printed circuit board laminate FR4.