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Researchers break down plastic waste

What to do proteins and Kevlar have in common? Both feature long chain molecules that are strung together by amide bonds. These strong chemical bonds are also common to many other naturally occurring molecules as well as ...

dateMay 26, 2017 in Materials Science
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Tracking down the scent of recycled plastic

Recycling plastic has an important role in sustainable manufacturing. However, there are still barriers to using recycled plastic not only because of its material and processing properties but also because of its smell. A ...

dateMay 23, 2017 in Materials Science
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Plastics—not simply garbage

For good reason, plastics are found in almost everything that makes our lives easier – computers, cars and, of course, packaging. However, because it is so stable, and often not disposed of properly, more and more plastic ...

dateMay 08, 2017 in Environment
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Plastics and the curse of durability

Plastic is an indispensable part of everyday life. Bottles, bags, packaging and technical molded parts made of plastic are lightweight and resistant to water and decay. While such qualities are highly valued during usage, ...

dateMay 03, 2017 in Materials Science
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