Monday, January 27, 2020

The Truth About Plastic

Plastic continues to make big news, especially in Connecticut where a single-use plastic bag fee took effect on August 1st. With estimates of 4.8...

Bioplastic derived from cactus leaves

Sandra Pascoe Ortiz, a chemical engineering professor at the University of the Valley of Atemajac, in Zapopan, Mexico, has created bioplastic derived from the...

Colossus unveils large-scale 3D printer for recycled plastics with Mitsubishi Chemical

Colossus, a machine development startup based in Genk, Belgium, has released what is said to be the largest Fused Granular Fabrication (FGF) 3D printer...

New polymer tackles PFAS pollution

The problem of cleaning up toxic polyfluorinated alkyl substances (PFAS) pollution—commonly used in non-stick and protective coatings, lubricants and aviation fire-fighting foams—has been solved...

New bioplastic food packaging degrades in a couple of years

Group of scientists at Kaunas University of Technology (KTU). Lithuania has created biodegradable plastic, which decays in a compost bin in a couple of...
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Thermoplastic composites recycling process

The ThermoPlastic composites Application Center (TPAC, Enschede, the Netherlands) and the Thermoplastic Research Centre (TPRC, Enschede, the Netherlands) have developed a new recycling process...

Dubai mandates that all new buildings be 25% 3D printed by 2025

According to the World Economic Forum, Dubai wants 25% of every new building to be 3D printed within the next seven years. The Dubai...

Biodegradable plastic blends offer new options for disposal

Imagine throwing your empty plastic water bottle into a household composting bin that breaks down the plastic and produces biogas to help power your...

Architect illuminates the future of built environments

Blaine Brownell is more than an architect and a professor at the University of Minnesota: he’s a researcher of emerging materials. For those not...

Tethers Unlimited wins NASA grant to work on future FabLab for 3-D printing in...

Bothell, Wash.-based Tethers Unlimited is getting a shot at helping to create an advanced fabrication facility that could manufacture and recycle 3-D printed items...
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