Indian start-up company Graviky Labs has launched a crowdfunding campaign for Air-Ink, a collection of ink-based products made out of carbon emissions.
Using its Kaalink technology, Graviky Labs is able to capture unburned carbon soot emitted by car pipe exhausts, chimneys and generators. Various processes are carried out to remove heavy metals and carcinogens from the soot, creating a purified carbon rich pigment. The carbon is then used to make different types of inks and paints.
The collection includes refillable, water resistant markers and screen printing ink with simple black and white coloured packaging.
Graviky Labs claims that it takes 45 minutes’ worth of vehicle emissions to produce one fluid ounce of ink, which is enough to fill one of its markers.