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PHA bioplastic made from sewage sludge

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Polyhydroxyalkanoates or PHAs are high quality bioplastics produced by bacteria. These bacteria produce the material when there is an abundance of food, to eat it when food is scarce. A collaboration between several Dutch water ...

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8 projects that won the Techtextil Innovation Awards

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Materia is always looking for the newest and most innovative materials. Last month, for example, we were at the Milan Design Week to this end. From 9 to 12 May, Techtextil in Frankfurt am Main was ...

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Lina: the world’s first biocomposite car made from flax

Published 4 days ago by Sigrid | no responses

When you think about cars, the first word to come to mind is probably not sustainability. While more and more cars are becoming electric, they are still made from metal and plastic. Now, students from ...

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Circular Building: pre-fab construction with circular materials

Published 5 days ago by Sigrid | no responses

The building industry is responsible for a large part of the CO2 pumped into the air daily. Using the principles for a circular economy, in which waste emission and energy leakage are minimised by lowing, ...

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Tenderwood: wooden furniture with integrated veneer cushion

Published 6 days ago by Sigrid | no responses

Wood is a great material to make furniture, but if you have to sit on a wooden chair or bench for a long time, most people would like a cushion. Eliminating the need for this, ...

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3D printing with glass filament at home

Published 1 week ago by Sigrid | no responses

In the past years, 3D printers have become affordable enough that people can have them at home. The development of filaments has gone just as quickly. Nowadays, you can print using recycled PET bottles, wood, ...

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