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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...

Japanese Company Improves Bioplastic with Nanocellulose

One of the hurdles that come with the development of new bioplastics has been the lack of mechanical strength compared to traditional plastic. With the...

Intelligent Healing for Complex Wounds

A bioelectronic interface could speed the body’s natural healing processes to deliver faster recovery from wounds with fewer complications Blast injuries, burns, and other wounds...

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...

Wood fiber + bio-plastic = 98% bio-based kitchen products

Renewable solutions provider Stora Enso and the leading Nordic producer of household products Orthex Group have allied to make cooking just a little more...

Team develops a family of bioinspired artificial woods from traditional resins

Nature has provided the inspiration for the design and fabrication of high-performance biomimetic engineering materials. Wood, which has been used for thousands of years,...

UA Researchers Study How to Regrow Long Bone Segments Using 3D...

Not all broken bones heal. But one scientist at the University of Arizona hopes to remedy that problem using a combination of 3D printing...

Easy-to-make polymer stretches, sticks, self-heals

Abstract Polymeric materials with integrated functionalities are required to match their ever-expanding practical applications, but there is always a trade-off between complex material performances and...

3D-printability adhesion in lignin-based composites

We report the utilization of a melt-stable lignin waste-stream from biorefineries as a renewable feedstock, with acrylonitrile-butadiene rubber and acrylonitrile-butadiene-styrene (ABS) polymer to synthesize...
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