Tagged: Biodegradable

World’s first biodegradable mannequins are beautiful and conscious

Biodegradable mannequin

Italian Company Bonaveri, famous for creating artistic mannequins, in collaboration with British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA) and British Fashion Council have developed world’s first biodegradable mannequins. The new age sustainable mannequins were revealed at the London Fashion Week: Green Carpet Challenge (GCC). GCC is Eco-Age’s platform to create a meaningful sustainable future through films and fashion. Read More…

Biodegradable helmet that will not be an environmental hazard after disposal

Giro Silo biodegradable helmet

As an individual who likes to stay close to nature and have as low environmental impact as possible, a bike helmet made from natural materials is just what you wanted. Since bike rider safety is your prime concern, but at the same time you also want to impact the nature as little as possible. For that very reason Giro have introduced an environmentally-friendly helmet having recyclable ABS plastic hard shell and bio-foam liner made from E-PLA (Expandable Polylactic Acid) which is biodegradable. This material is extracted from plant biomass which is 100% natural.
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Chevy Camaro wrapped in artistic 3D printed pieces made from biodegradable material

3D printed Chevrolet Camaro art

3D printed Chevrolet Camaro art

At 3D Printing Conference and Expo in New York, which is the largest Mecca of 3D printing technology, a Chevy Camaro got a unique makeover courtesy some creative art. Completely different from any other Camaro that you would see on the streets, this one looks like some vehicle from an animated movie. The design is from Romanian-born artist, Loan Florea who managed to capture the imagination of people who saw his artistic car.
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Spray-on bandage capable of protecting and healing serious wounds

Spray on bandage

Spray-on a surgical bandage and your wound would be dressed to perfection. Working on a new medical project, researchers from the University of Maryland have made a spray-on bandage that is made from biodegradable material which takes the shape of the wounded body part, protecting it from any kind of infections. First the researchers used commercial airbrush to spray-on the biodegradable bandage but then they decide to use a biodegradable polymer called poly (lactic-co-glycolic acid)-PLGA in a mixture of acetone to achieve the desired result. The spray-on bandage can lay fibers of diameter 370 nanometers and as soon as you spray the bandage onto the affected area, the acetone content in it evaporates.
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Biodegradable edible plastic material protects food from oxidation while having green credentials

Craving for a cleaner greener future there is a stringent need to eliminate hundreds of millions of tons-worth non-biodegradable plastic which ends up in the landfills or is discarded every year according to U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. That is why researchers at the University of Buenos Aires have developed a non-toxic, edible plastic material called bio-plastic build around starch extracted from waxy corn and cassava. The starch nano-material extracted from the waxy corn is the main ingredient of this bio-plastic which is 50,000 times smaller than hair follicle making it strong enough and maintaining the elasticity too. This protects food from rotting while maintaining the biodegradable aesthetics as this plastic can be eaten too because it breaks down in the digestive system just like any other vegetable material.
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Aster bench from Neri has built-in wi-fi and OLED lighting

A few days back we brought you the Kettal Cottage relaxing lounge that doesn’t integrate any tech features. But, Aster from Neri gives a news identity to ultra-modern outdoor living as it combines design with technology. The design that provides comfort and privacy at the same time is a true urban cocoon offering an easy access to your lovable gadgets, and wi-fi for smooth browsing and streaming of relaxing music via Bluetooth connectivity. The roof is fitted with an ultra-thin film of organic OLED lights which a user can turn on and/or off with the help of a touch sensitive panel embedded in the bench.
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