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    Miniwiz

    • MINIWIZ, LTD.
      Founded 2005
      Headquarters Taipei, Taiwan
      Key people
      Arthur Huang
      Services Upcycling solutions
      Number of employees
      40
      Website www.miniwiz.com

      Miniwiz (or MINIWIZ, LTD., 小智研發股份有限公司) is an Internationally operating and privately owned company dedicated to upcycling consumer trash and industrial waste. It creates low carbon footprint materials, semi-finished goods and building modules suitable for uses ranging from construction to consumer products. The company was established in 2005.

      Miniwiz was created in March 2005 by architect and structural engineer Arthur Huang and Jarvis Liu, an architect engineer. The company was registered and located in Taipei, Taiwan. In 2007, Miniwiz developed the Hymini, a portable wind, solar and handcrank power generator made from recycled ABS. Soon Miniwiz became active first as a green building material consultant, then as a building material manufacturer.

      The World Economic Forum recognised Miniwiz as a Technology Pioneer in 2015 in the category “Energy / Environment / Infrastructure”, highlighting the positive impact that the company’s activity has on the world’s environment and economic growth. At the same time, Miniwiz received much media attention and many awards for its innovations in the recycling and building-material sector.

      Miniwiz employs 40 engineers and administration staff. A team of chemical, mechanical, structural and industrial engineers is leading the company's R&D activities, other employees work in areas of architecture, industrial design and engineering.

      The company’s leadership team comprises:

      Miniwiz develops and sells materials 100% recycled from waste, but also re-engineers them into various applications. It recycles trash - including electronic, food, agricultural, packaging and automotive waste - into products like cellphone cases, sunglasses, interior applications, and construction materials.

      Miniwiz claims that most of post-consumer, agricultural and industrial waste can be recycled into materials that, if enhanced, can be reused to substitute any virgin material. Avoiding the usage of toxic and environment polluting chemical agents, Miniwiz reworks the composition of its recycled materials. Miniwiz developed a set of materials 100% made from trash that combines polymers with Nano-Silica extracted from organic elements of agriculture waste as well as other non-toxic chemical and mechanical reinforcements. Polymers developed by Miniwiz all enter in the category of thermoplastics, ensuring a reduced carbon footprint during the phase of transformation into products and possible re-recycling after usage.



      • Interlocking functions, to avoid the need of any chemical bonding agents
      • Easy mounting and dissembling
      • Minimum amount of material used, 100% recycled and re-recyclable.
      • Cost Saving
      • Polli-Brick, a building module made from 100% recycled PET (Polyethylene terephthalate), that is translucent, naturally insulated, and durable. Polli-Brick won The Earth Awards and placed Miniwiz as a finalist in The Wall Street Journal’s Asian Innovation Awards.
      • Eco-Morph, a modular shelving system with a wooden finish, made from three green materials, recycled aluminum,PC from recycled post-consumer CDs and DVDs and FSC certified Mahogany or Teak.
      • Polli-Ber wall system, contrary to conventional bricks, Polli-Ber bricks does not require any mortar, the bricks connect to one-another by means of either a connecting pin, or by clicking the bricks together with their sides.
      • Ricefold, can be folded into a 3D ceiling panel and installed in standard ceiling T-bars. Consisting of recycled PC (Polycarbonate) from water containers and compact discs mixed with SiO2 extracted from agro-waste rice husk (used as a bonding agent and performance enhancer).
      • Earth Award, Winner (Industrial Product), Financial Times, London, United Kingdom (2010)
      • Finalist for Wall Street Journal Innovation Award, Hong Kong (2011)
      • Make a Difference (MAD) Award, Ministry of Cultural Affair, Hong Kong, China (2012)
      • IDEA GOLD Award, Chicago, USA (2013)
      • Technology Pioneer, category “Energy / Environment / Infrastructure”, World Economic Forum (2015)
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