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Three routes towards a circular economy of packaging materials

Three routes towards a circular economy of packaging materials

Finding solutions to tackle the issue of plastic packaging waste is urgent. VTT has mapped out three paths that brands and packaging manufacturers can...
capture microplastics

Nanocellulose: a bio-based solution for capturing microplastics

VTT Senior Scientist Suvi Arola and Research Professor Tekla Tammelin discuss their research into how nanocellulose can be used to capture microplastics and nanoplastics...
high strength aluminium alloys

Extended durability for high strength aluminium alloys

Professor Aude Simar’s team at the Université catholique de Louvain are using friction stir processing to enhance the durability of high strength aluminium alloys. Materials...
two-dimensional crystals

Heteroepitaxial two-dimensional crystals: from growth to applications

The quantum device physics laboratory leads the creation of new two-dimensional crystals inspired by graphene, targeting applications in sensing, catalysis, and nanoelectronics. The precise control...
bilayer graphene

Scientists have achieved the first visualisation of quantum dots in bilayer graphene

The first visualisation of quantum dots in bilayer graphene, revealing the shape of the quantum wave function of the trapped electrons.
VascTech materials – the possibilities are endless

VascTech materials – the possibilities are endless

Dr Chris Mangun, Director of Advanced Materials at CU Aerospace, explains the benefits and applications of VascTech (Vapourisation of sacrificial components Technology), a unique...
nanomaterials and biomaterials

Combining nanomaterials and biomaterials to prevent, diagnose, and treat diseases

Northeastern University explains how nanomaterials and biomaterials can be used to prevent, diagnose, and treat diseases.
pearl spectrometer

Researchers have created a pearl spectrometer for biomedical and military applications

Innovators at Purdue University, USA, have demonstrated light transport-assisted information processing by creating a pearl spectrometer.
palm oil

New bioplastic film made from a by-product of palm oil

Researchers from Malaysia have created a new bioplastic film made from a by-product of palm oil to reduce plastic pollution and biological waste from...
biomaterials in cancer treatment 2

The National Cancer Institute on the use of biomaterials in cancer treatment

Matthew Wolf of the National Cancer Institute spoke to Innovation News Network’s Caitlin Magee, about the use of biomaterials in cancer treatment.

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