• Bio-degradable plastics developed for construction use

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    The construction industry might just have greener materials to build with in future. Recently, scientists at the University of Amsterdam have come up with a process for creating fully biodegradable, non-toxic and non-hazardous thermoset resins. Made from easily available and low-cost plant material, this type of plastic can be used to make MDF panels too. It can also help replace polyurethane and polystyrene packaging, that too without pushing up production costs or time. These bio plastics range from hard foam material to flexible thin sheets and were created by Professor Gadi Rothenberg and Dr. Albert Alberts of the University of Amsterdam’s (UvA) Heterogeneous Catalysis and Sustainable Chemistry research group.

    With this, buildings in future might just get a lot greener than they already are today, with bio-degradable materials used in construction.

    Posted in Topics:Other Stuff, Tags: , on January 26, 2011