Advancing material innovation to address the polymer waste crisis

Products made from polymers—ranging from plastic bags to clothing to cookware to electronics—provide many comforts and support today's standard of living, but since they do not decompose easily, they pose long-term environmental ...

Accurately tracking how plastic biodegrades

Modern agriculture uses a lot of plastic, especially in the form of mulch film that farmers use to cover field soils. This keeps the soils moist for crops, suppresses weeds and promotes crop growth.

Scientists develop a new printable, wearable insect repellent

A new type of insect-repellent delivery device has been developed by scientists from the Martin Luther University Halle-Wittenberg (MLU). With the help of a 3D printer, the active ingredient is first "encapsulated" and formed ...

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Biodegradable polymer

Biodegradable polymers are used in medical devices to avoid a second operation to remove them, or to gradually release a drug

First medical use : Catgut sutures

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