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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...

3D Bioprinting Replacement Cartilage for Curing Arthritis

One out of ten people will suffer from arthritis in their lifetime. Arthritis is caused by the breakdown of the cartilage tissue in a...

Synthetic biologists engineer world’s strongest biomaterial

It’s the most durable biological material you’ve never heard of: sporopollenin. This naturally occurring polymer coats and protects individual grains of plant pollen, and it’s...

Continuous thermoplastic honeycomb produced in-line with lab extruder

Community for Plastics Professionals EconCore honeycomb structures is produced from a single continuous thermoplastic sheet using the company’s patented ThermHex technology. This involves a...

IKEA and Neste confirm production of renewable, bio-based polypropylene plastic.

"...the first company to benefit from the developed supply capability that helps companies and brand owners towards replacing fossil-based raw materials..." Initiated first in 2016,...

Chilean company create water soluble plastic bag

Roberto Astete and Cristian Olivares, two researchers from Chile, are the masterminds behind a new biodegradable plastic bag. They discovered the formula while experimenting...
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