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Space Division Inc. (SDI), a subsidiary of 121C Inc., is announcing the launch of their new line of office products made from upcycled space industry carbon fiber.

Written by: Space Foundation Editorial Team

GARDENA, Calif., (May 11, 2018) — Space Division Inc. (SDI), a subsidiary of 121C Inc., is announcing the launch of their new line of office products made from upcycled space industry carbon fiber. The new line is headlined by the “Booster,” an electric, sit‐stand desktop converter. SDI products are manufactured using carbon fiber trim scrap captured from the waste stream of commercial space craft and rocket manufacturing. The new line will be launched exclusively on Kickstarter, but will be available for purchase on the Space Division Inc. (SDI) website following the launch campaign. Other products that will be available include a dry‐erase blackboard and stands for laptops, monitors, printers and mobile phones. All SDI products are designed and manufactured in Gardena, CA.

The “Booster” carbon fiber, sit‐stand desktop converter can be placed on any existing desktop and allows the user to work in either the sitting or standing positions. Studies have shown that sitting at a desk all day has negative effects one’s health. With the press of a button the “Booster” will change its height to allow users of practically any size to work while standing, thus improving circulation, blood flow and productivity. The “Booster” also has additional useful features such as dual 110V outlets and USB charging ports on the desktop, a innovate cable management system, and a keyboard tray that can easily be adjusted 10 degrees in either direction. More information on the “Booster” and the other office products can be found on the Kickstarter page (link at the bottom).

The mission of SDI is two‐fold, to help solve the carbon fiber scrap problem for the aerospace industry, and promote the exploration of space. SDI works closely with their manufacturing partner, Elevated Materials, a 121C Inc. company, to source the materials and manufacture the products to their specifications. The carbon fiber used for all SDI products is sourced directly from commercial space flight companies that use it in the construction of rockets and space craft. Elevated Materials’ efforts to date have saved hundreds of thousands of pounds of scrap carbon fiber from going to the landfill. This also includes the re‐purposing or recycling of the LDPE (low density polyethylene), referred to as backing paper, that is used to protect the raw material.

SDI is proud to be a partner with the Space Foundation through the Space Certification program. SDI products proudly carry the Space Foundation’s seal for Certified Space Technology™ since they are made with the same materials used in modern space craft. In addition to that, the designs themselves are inspired by space and space travel. Similar to space craft, SDI’s designs strive to incorporate sleek, minimalist elements that combine function and innovation with high aesthetic appeal. At no point in history has the dream of space travel been more real, rockets are being launched almost weekly, and space craft are being sent to Mars. While it is currently not quite possible for most people to travel to space, SDI is making it possible for space enthusiasts around the world bring space a little closer to them.

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