Researchers from the University of Minho, Portugal have investigated current perspectives on the extraction of cellulose polymer fibers from old textiles. Appearing in Polymers, the paper has provided a brief overview of some current research in this area.
Writing in Energies, a team of researchers from MIT and the University of Mississippi have reviewed the latest advances in conducting and semiconducting polymers.
University of Limerick researchers have invented an innovative polymer that can collect hazardous substances from the air.
In an article recently published in the open-access journal Sustainability, researchers presented a usability analysis of strategies for improving construction waste recycling.
Polymer scientists from the University of Massachusetts Amherst recently published a paper in Nature Communications that answered a hard puzzle about a nanoscale structure called a double-gyroid, made up of groupings of molecules.
For the first time, scientists have discovered a method to imbue sustainable paper materials with the beneficial properties of plastic. This could be done in a simple, effective, and efficient manner. A coating known as Choetsu not only waterproofs paper but also retains its flexibility and degrades safely.
Despite their widespread use, liquid fuels with high energy density are hazardous to transport and store due to their volatility, which generates explosive gas mixtures.
Metal ion pollution is a key challenge in environmental remediation currently, requiring powerful and reliable detection methods to monitor levels of ions in the environment. A team of researchers from Egypt has presented a novel approach to creating calcium sensors: incorporating DNA. Their work has appeared in the journal Polymers.
CSEM worked with matriq AG to develop an innovative marking technology for plastics called DynamicMold. Together, they manufactured a MEMS micro-heating system that applies data matrix codes directly onto plastic components during molding.
Scientists from the University of Aveiro in Portugal have reported the development of new starch/chitosan biofilms for use in food packaging. The films have been functionalized with rGO, and alongside the superior mechan...