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New 3D-printing method could revolutionize manufacture of silicone-based medical implantables

A 3D-printing technique developed by researchers at the University of Florida (UF; Gainesville) reportedly can produce stronger and less costly silicone-based medical implantable products faster than current methods. A paper published yesterday in Science Advances describes the process, which could be applied to the manufacture of medical devices such as catheters, balloons, surgical drainage portsRead More

Plastic-Eating Caterpillar Could Hold Key To Tackling Plastic Pollution

CAMBRIDGE, England, Tuesday May 2, 2017 – Plastic waste fouls the ocean, poisons marine life, defaces the environment and clogs gutters and landfills; sticking around for years without breaking down and with no viable solution in sight. That was until the recent discovery that a caterpillar commercially bred for fishing bait has the ability toRead More

Volvic water recalled in Japan amid plastic fear

About 3.7 million bottles of Volvic mineral water are being recalled in Japan, over fears pieces of plastic have got into some of the products. Local distributor Kirin Beverage said part of a bottle-filling machine in the French Volvic factory had been damaged, and fallen into the water container. Kirin apologised but said there hadRead More