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Baltek at the core
A composite bridge deck with a balsa wood core has been successfully installed in the city of Utrecht in the Netherlands to replace a wooden bridge used by pedestrian and emergency vehicles.
Composite solution for wastewater
Small wastewater treatment systems ? known as Johkasouin Japan ? are becoming one of the most effective ecological solutions for treating domestic wastewater.
100% biodegradable wind turbine
It is only fitting that a renewable energy production source should be comprised of natural materials, say the recipients of the JEC 2010 Innovation Award for Wind Energy.
3XN design takes JEC honour
Danish architect 3XN and its partners claimed the 2010 Environment and Recycling Innovation Award at last week?s JEC in Paris for its natural fibre composites pavilion for the Louisiana Museum of Modern Art in Copenhagen.
Engineered ecology with Medite Tricoya
Accsys Technologies and Coillte Panel Products unveiled the world?s first Medite Tricoya panel at the recent Ecobuild exhibition in London. It is being billed as one of the first true innovations in the wood composites industry in more than 30 years.
CNT fabric eliminates on-site mixing
SouthWest NanoTechnologies, based in Norman, Oklahoma, has developed a new fabric called nanoPly.::r
Cradle-to-cradle cores
Armacell has succeeded in improving the flexibility of its PET foam cores to qualify them for applications in wind turbine construction ? and points out that because they can be recycled, they should be a natural choice for the green power generation industry.
New treatment for WPCs
PolyOne Corporation, based in Cleveland, Ohio, reports that it is completing the development of a patent-pending fibre treatment technology that will enhance the performance of traditional wood plastic composites (WPCs).
Advanced polyurethane for wind turbine blades
Bayer MaterialScience is undertaking a new research and testing project to determine the viability of bio-based polyurethane composites reinforced with carbon nanotubes, for use in wind turbine blades.
Beauty of new glass bricks
This antique Buddha is sitting in front of a 100% recycled glass wall in Kamakura House, Japan, produced by the UK?s Glass Studio Eluna.Building on its experience of working with architects Foster & Partners on such installations, Eluna is now expanding its product range with the introduction of a 100% recycled, load-bearing internal and external brick range.
 
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