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Staff of LIFE Awards: Scientists at the AIMPLAS institute have won an award from the European Commission for turning bread into plastic. more

Jun 19, 2017 3:47 PM

BOSS Impact Solutions

Impact Solutions

Sink-float technology could be the future of efficient, economical post-consumer plastics separation and Impact Solutions in Scotland is pioneering a proven system that produces streams of >99 per cent pure PP and PE. more

Apr 28, 2017 2:25 PM machinery

Trussfab

Copyright: Hasso-Plattner-Institut

A new 3D software builds large-scale structures using waste PET bottles and 3D printing, making the most of 3D technologies and bottle architecture to realise designs that are strong and stable. more

Apr 27, 2017 12:25 PM industry

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MIT researchers Markus Buehler, Zhao Qin, Gang Seob Jung and Min Jeong Kang have announced the modeling and printing of 3D graphene. more

Feb 16, 2017 12:16 PM materials

Children could learn good recycling habits through a mobile game that encourages plastic bottle crushing to help the hippopotamus complete tasks. more

Feb 8, 2017 3:08 PM industry

Minecraft

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An expansion pack for the popular game Minecraft that covertly teaches players about polymer chemistry could equip the next generation of scientists for a future in materials development. more

Jan 4, 2017 3:00 PM materials

Recycling plastics presents a massive challenge to brands and consumers, but one innovator has made his invention open-source, democratising plastics recycling and enabling waste packaging to become a resource. more

Dec 2, 2016 11:00 AM machinery

The volume of disposable coffee cups ending up in landfill gives the coffee-loving community grounds for concern, but Frugalpac could have the solution. more

Sep 7, 2016 12:28 PM industry

Stanford University and IBM chemists have developed a new super catalyst for making PLA biodegradable plastics. more

Aug 5, 2016 10:31 AM materials

Strati

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Local Motors has done it again, using 3D printing not only to bring automotive production to your doorstep but to produce a vehicle that is perfectly designed for self-driving. more

May 27, 2016 3:06 PM industry

Scientists at Stanford University in California have developed a novel way to produce plastic using CO2 and inedible plant materials such as grasses and agricultural waste. more

Mar 22, 2016 4:53 PM materials

Scientists in Japan have discovered bacteria that have developed the ability to eat PET, transforming the plastic into carbon dioxide and water. more

Mar 11, 2016 3:22 PM materials

Conductive Polymers

Umeå University

A research team in Sweden has made a breakthrough that enables the super-fast transport of electrical charges in polymers with the potential to transform solar and lighting technology. more

Mar 4, 2016 11:48 AM materials

A microscopic pattern mimicking a shark's skin has the power to inhibit bacterial growth. EPPM quizzed Sharklet Technologies to learn more about how this breakthrough could transform medical plastics. more

Feb 11, 2016 10:48 AM materials

Circular Ocean is a multi-organisational project that aims to develop green economies and reduce plastic rubbish on Northern Europe's remotest coasts by developing new purposes for marine litter and old fishing nets. more

Oct 19, 2015 10:57 AM industry

Adidas

Adidas Group

Adidas and Parley for Oceans have presented a world first to the UN, a training shoe made using plastic ocean waste that demonstrates how big brands can use the vast resource of sea litter to make great products. more

Jul 9, 2015 11:42 AM materials

Star of the NPE 2015 Startup Garage, cycleWood's innovative bio-thermoplastic made using a papermaking by-product could be the green future the plastic bag-making market has been looking for. more

Jun 19, 2015 2:35 PM materials

A process of using artificial photosynthesis to create the building blocks for plastics, pharmaceuticals and fuel could alleviate the pressure on global fossil fuel reserves. more

May 13, 2015 2:27 PM industry

An innovative polymer coating could revolutionise how medical sensors are active in the body, allowing the technology to communicate with an individual's own chemistry. more

May 12, 2015 2:11 PM materials

How do you develop materials for soldiers to help protect them against deadly weapons that might not even have been developed yet? The scientists at the US Army Research Laboratory believe they can future-proof the infantry. more

Apr 7, 2015 4:47 PM materials

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