We received over twenty 250-pound drums of plastic media this week. Much of this is the specially ground Em4 material, but quite a bit is the standard Emriver Em2 mix. It’s probably safe to say we are now the world’s largest holder of plastic river model media!
The media is post-industrial recycled material, and there is some choice of color, but we simply specify a certain white content and an overall chroma (brightness). This photo shows the latest batch. Going beyond this, as we do with the color-coded Em4 media, gets very expensive.
I had to post another photo from last week’s GSA conference. Notice the happy faces. These gleeful expressions are common in staged marketing photography, but these are for real, and not unusual. We really enjoyed the delight that many people had in watching and manipulating the model.