aprile, 2013

Biodegradable nappies

Biodegradable nappies

Biodegradable nonwovens can be manufactured cost-effectively using a method developed by VTT VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland has developed a process that enables recycled paper and cardboard to be used as a raw material for nonwovens. Hygiene and home care products, such as nappies, sanitary towels and cleaning cloths, are among the many items that can be manufactured from the...

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Tecnalia designs smart textile

Tecnalia designs smart textile

Tecnalia designs smart textile that adopt different shapes The Centre for Applied Research Tecnalia Research & Innovation has through its FIK initiative designed Varstiff, a smart textile material that can adopt different shapes; when vacuum is applied to it, it turns rigid once again and achieves hardness equivalent to that of a conventional plastic. The material reverts to its flexible...

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High power micro batteries

High power micro batteries

Small in size, big on power: New microbatteries a boost for electronics CHAMPAIGN, Ill. — Though they be but little, they are fierce. The most powerful batteries on the planet are only a few millimeters in size, yet they pack such a punch that a driver could use a cellphone powered by these batteries to jump-start a dead car battery – and then recharge the phone in the blink of an...

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‘Waste to wear’ initiative

‘Waste to wear’ initiative

‘Waste to Wear’ initiative launched to clean up seas Aquafil, a global manufacturer of polyamide 6; ECNC Land & Sea Group, a leading European Expertise Centre for Biodiversity and Sustainability; and Star Sock, a leading development and production partner for socks in the Netherlands; have established the ‘Healthy Seas, a Journey from Waste to Wear’ initiative. The main objective of...

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Dye cotton by indigo

Dye cotton by indigo

A promising route to dye cotton by indigo with an ecological exhaustion process: A dyeing process optimization based on a response surface methodology The present paper investigates a non conventional but eco-friendly exhaust dyeing process of cotton with indigo. During this process, indigo was converted to its water-soluble leuco form by a green reducing agent: the glucose, in presence of alkali...

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CNR glass chip

CNR glass chip

A micro-laboratory inside a glass chip The smallest “laboratory” able to simulate complex quantum physical phenomena lies inside a glass chip. This was created by a group of researchers from the Sapienza Physics Department, the Institute for Photonics and Nanotechnologies (Ifn-Cnr) and the Politecnico di Milano.The device, which uses photons to send data, is one of the first steps towards the...

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Bio-Adsorbents

Bio-Adsorbents

Iranian Researchers Produce a Bio-Adsorbent with Very High Performance for the Removal of Dye from Textile Wastewater Tehran, Iran – Iranian researchers produced a bio-adsorbent with very high performance for the removal of dye from textile wastewater.Iranian researchers at Amir Kabir University of Technology and Institute for Color Science and Technology produced a bio-adsorbent with very high...

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Wet-strong Printing Paper

Wet-strong Printing Paper

Eco-friendly wet-strong printing paper made 100% with recycled polyester derived from used PET bottles Teijin Limited has developed a water-resistant, wet-strong printing paper made entirely with the company’s ECOPET recycled polyester fiber derived from used PET (polyethylene terephthalate) bottles. As a polyester material, the printing paper is highly water resistant compared to...

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