Turning eucalyptus and seaweed into fiber

June 1st, 2022

London- and New York-based materials science company Pangaia offers a biobased fiber that’s made from a mix of eucalyptus pulp and seaweed powder. Pangaia says that C-FIBER™ is 100 percent biodegradable in soil, landfills, compost or water. The company has described the material as carbon neutral, water- and energy-saving and part of a “natural solution” […]

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Researcher develop seaweed “polyester”

May 1st, 2022

Sydney-headquartered surf wear company Piping Hot has commissioned a research team led by Professor Peter Ralph from the University of Technology Sydney (UTS) to develop a biomaterial prototype derived from seaweed. The company says that it hopes the research will have a transformative impact on the polyester industry, to help fashion and textile firms reduce […]

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