Materials

The Twelve Principles of Green Chemistry

Prevention It is better to prevent waste than to treat or clean up waste after it has been created.

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Resource on Industrial Biotechnology

SpecialChem is great resource for researchers, designers and organisations on industrial biotechnology. Featuring: patent watch technology licensing bio-based market needs You can also read about our recent collaboration with Palamont, Keith Melbourne and Fuji Xerox

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Sample Tool Kit

The right material choice is a straining and time consuming process. Therefore we decided to generate a playful tool for designers and producers to simplify that process. Sample Tool Kit lets you compare essential material properties of biopolymers and recycled plastics like: elasticity, shrinkage, surface…

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Bioplastic Furniture

Many leading scientists call materials humanity‚Äôs biggest impact on the world. Some people question what will happen to society once no more petroleum for plastics on finite planet? And what if a cognac glass was made into a stool? Incidentally, designer Keith Melbourne, in collaboration…

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