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Cattle stomachs help break down plastic

04-Aug-2021

New results from a group of researchers at the Austrian Centre of Industrial Biotechnology (acib) and BOKU Vienna show that bacteria from cow stomachs can be used to degrade polyesters, which are used to make textiles, packaging and compostable plastic bags, among other things. On the one hand, ...

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The expanding possibilities of bio-based polymers

Researchers present a new route to prepare biobased polyesters with tuneable properties

04-Mar-2021

Finding innovative and sustainable solutions to our material needs is one of the core objectives of green chemistry. The myriad plastics that envelop our daily life - from mattresses to food and cars - are mostly made from oil-based monomers which are the building blocks of polymers. Therefore, ...

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Tiny fibers create unseen plastic pollution

18-Feb-2019

While the polyester leisure suit was a 1970s mistake, polyester and other synthetic fibers like nylon are still around and are a major contributor to the microplastics load in the environment, according to a Penn State materials scientist, who suggests switching to biosynthetic fibers to solve ...

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Obtaining polyester from plant oil

New catalysis concept for obtaining polyester from castor oil

14-Dec-2018

The development of future technologies that are not based on mineral oil and can be used for producing chemicals and plastics is one of the major tasks in modern materials science and a key challenge that needs to be addressed if sustainable industrial production is to have a future. A range of ...

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A transparent flexible material of silk and nanotubes

Nanotube interactions with silk fibroins - key to flexible, degradable electronics

02-Nov-2018

The silk fibers produced by Bombyx mori, the domestic silkworm, has been prized for millennia as a strong yet lightweight and luxurious material. Although synthetic polymers like nylon and polyester are less costly, they do not compare to silk's natural qualities and mechanical properties. And ...

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Unprecedented control of polymer grids achieved

Applications in water purification, solar energy storage, body armor possible

25-Jun-2018

Synthetic polymers are ubiquitous -- nylon, polyester, Teflon and epoxy, to name just a few -- and these polymers are all long, linear structures that tangle into imprecise structures. Chemists have long dreamed of making polymers with two-dimensional, grid-like structures, but this goal has ...

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A path to sustainable and biodegradable polyesters

04-Jun-2018

There's a good chance you've touched something made out of the polyolefin polymer today. It's often used in polyethylene products like plastic bags or polypropylene products like diapers. As useful as polyolefins are in society, they continue to multiply as trash in the environment. Scientists ...

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LANXESS expands global production network for high-tech plastics

Approximately EUR 20 million to be invested in new plant in Changzhou

24-Nov-2017

Specialty chemicals company LANXESS is strengthening its presence in the growth market China: The Cologne-based company is building a new plant for high-performance plastics in Changzhou for around EUR 20 million. From Q2 2019, the compounding plant is to produce up to 25,000 metric tons of ...

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Fabric made from recycled fiber feels half way between cotton and viscose

21-Sep-2017

The method develop at VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland involves dissolving worn and discarded cotton and using it as a raw material for new fibre. The first product models demonstrate that recycled fibre can be transformed into a yarn and pleasant fabric. Based on a carbamate dissolution ...

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Polymerisation pilot facilities can accelerate the development of biobased materials

30-Jun-2017

While the polymerisation of biobased monomers is an important step in making plastics, resins and coatings from plant materials which can compete with their fossil counterparts, there are currently no pilot facilities for this process available in the Dutch R&D ecosystem. Industry, regional ...

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