News tagged with polycarbonate

When life gives you lemons, make bioplastics

From your phone case to airplane windows, polycarbonates are everywhere. Several million tons of polycarbonate are produced every year around the world. However, worries about the dangers of this material are increasing because ...

dateJul 17, 2017 in Materials Science
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Making polymers from a greenhouse gas

A future where power plants feed their carbon dioxide directly into an adjacent production facility instead of spewing it up a chimney and into the atmosphere is definitely possible, because CO2 isn't just an undesirable ...

dateJul 28, 2015 in Materials Science
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Hormone-mimicking chemicals cause inter-species mating

Hormone-mimicking chemicals released into rivers have been found to impact the mating choices of fish, a new study has revealed. The controversial chemical BPA, which emits oestrogen-like properties, was found to alter an ...

dateJul 11, 2012 in Ecology
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Impregnating plastics with carbon dioxide

Everyone has heard that carbon dioxide is responsible for global warming. But the gas also has some positive characteristics. Researchers are now impregnating plastics with compressed CO2 in a process that could lead to new ...

dateJan 03, 2011 in Materials Science
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