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A paving tile made of duckweed

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Dutch studio Flip the City designed a biodegradable paving tile made of duckweed to facilitate biodiversity, improve drainage and improve water quality.  Duckweed (Lemna) are a free-floating aquatic plants. They can reproduce at a high ...

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A shark-bite resistant wetsuit

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Australian company Shark Stop developed a fabric that is resistant to shank bites, even from Great Whites, which they used in combination with bio based neoprene to make wetsuits for diving and surfing. Annually, there ...

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Plant-based nylon

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Japanese textile Toray Industries developed a nylon fibre made entirely of plant-based polymers. Nylon was invented in the United States in the 1930s. Because of its supple, durable and wrinkle-resistant properties, it has been used ...

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3D printed foam elements

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In a project called FoamWorks, researchers at ETH Zürich explored how foam 3D printing can be used to produce unique shapes for functional stay-in-place or temporary and recyclable formwork in concrete casting. Making geometrically complex ...

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A biobased coating to protect fruit from spoilage

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Swiss Federal Laboratories for Materials Science and Technology (Empa) and grocery store chain Lidl Switzerland developed a biobased, cellulose protective coating for fruits and vegetables to protect them from spoilage. Plastic packaging in grocery stores ...

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Cosmetic packaging made of cocoa bean shells

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Material designer Paula Nerlich and industrial designer Thibault Lerailler created a concept for cosmetic packaging made of a material made of cocoa bean shells, a by-product of chocolate industry. Called Kusk, the concepts aims to ...

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