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OLED Organic LED's power efficient light surfaces
by: Mirjam Visser, 2013-01-11 16:33:49 UTC
OLEDs – how do they work? Organic light-emitting diodes (OLEDs) are semiconductors made of layers of thin organic materials only a few nanometers thick, which can potentially be mounted on a variety of flexible substrates such as glass, metal foil or …
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Maize starch fabric
by: Mirjam Visser, 2012-12-28 09:11:45 UTC
This fabric is made of a biodegradable fiber which is the result of research in starch and other grain byproducts. Working with overspun yarn experts in Kyoto, the traditional seat of exquisite kimono fabrics, using twisting and dying techniques. Resulting …
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Wallpaper absorbs pollutant from air and old building construction
by: Mirjam Visser, 2012-12-13 20:51:05 UTC
Pollution due to contamination in building interiors continues to be a relevant topic. Numerous studies have proven that off-gassing in interiors has a considerable impact on our health and well-being. Headaches, nausea, and dizziness are just a few of …
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Green Chemical alternative purchasing tool
by: Mirjam Visser, 2012-11-26 16:23:36 UTC
The Green Chemical Alternatives Purchasing Wizard is intended as a tool to reduce the hazardous waste profile in research labs, an effort that ultimately saves MIT, and its researchers, money while reducing hazard potentials and the burden to our environment. …
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Mosstile to absorb humidity
by: Mirjam Visser, 2012-11-23 18:16:46 UTC
With Mosstile you can make a maintenance free vertical garden in your home. No need to water, give fertilizer or pruning. They don’t even need natural light. These tiles exist of a inert ecological resin based base with natural moss implanted. It stays …
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Bagasse alternative to styrofoam
by: Mirjam Visser, 2012-11-18 08:32:54 UTC
Bagasse is a byproduct form sugarcane production and besides being used for energy production it can also be used as a material for making paper or other products like packaging material. Bagasse can be used as an alternative to styrofoam in the ’hamburger …
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Durable alternative to hard wood
by: Mirjam Visser, 2012-10-25 14:47:14 UTC
Created from sustainably sourced softwood, Accoya® matches or exceeds the durability, stability and beauty of the very best tropical hardwoods. The Accoya® wood production process takes sustainably-sourced, fast growing softwood and, in a non toxic acetylation …
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Coconut tiles, tiles from waste
by: Mirjam Visser, 2012-10-04 15:55:51 UTC
Ekobe coconut tiles are made from Bahia coconut endocarp (hard coconut shell) using a patented process. There is no environmental impact. The fact that the coconut shell is made of approximately 50% lignin(natural resin), gives it great resistance to decomposition …
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Extra thin tiles, 50% reduction of material, carbon footprint
by: Mirjam Visser, 2012-09-28 06:50:26 UTC
Ceracasa introduces one of the most significant product innovations of recent years. The tile body is reduced to half of the thickness ( the 11 mm goes to 6 mm in the size 49.1×98.2cm), bringing big advantages through the whole process and to the end user …
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3D Prieto batteries that are waterbased with more and faster loads
by: Mirjam Visser, 2012-09-04 12:31:57 UTC
Amy Prieto, Colorado State University assisting professor, re-imagines the lithium-ion battery in a 3D solid state form, with no liquid electrolyte at all. Instead,a nanowire structure forms the backbone, with the anode, cathode, and electrolyte material …

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