Month: April 2020

Manufacturing Novel Biomaterial Products by 3D Printing

Author: Jouni Partanen/ Aalto University For the last 2 months and more, the news all over the world have been concentrated on the pandemic spreading of the COVID-19 virus and its catastrophic medical consequences.  Hospitals, even in many of the most developed countries, have been ill-equipped for the large number of patients needing intensive care …

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Towards tackling the challenges of bioplastics transition

Author: Jaakko Siltaloppi/ Aalto University The purpose of the ValueBioMat project is to advance the decoupling of the plastics industry from fossil hydrocarbons. This calls for new bio-based feedstocks, technology for polymer synthesis and manufacturing, new models for recycling, as well as new business models that structure the industry’s value creating activities to leverage bio- …

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