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A green method to prepare cellulose nanoparticles from waste cotton

In addition to biodegradability and the ability to be recovered and re-used, cellulose nanoparticles are light and cheap, and they have very desirable mechanical properties. Therefore, they have high potential to be used in pharmaceutics, foodstuff, cosmetics, paper production and composite manufacturing.

Posted: Jul 29th, 2014

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Nanotechnology and tyres: Greening industry and transport

The use of new nanomaterials in tyre production could help foster the sustainability of the tyre industry and reduce the environmental impact of vehicles, if the potential environmental, health and safety risks of the technology are managed carefully, according to the new OECD report 'Nanotechnology and Tyres: Greening Industry and Transport'.

Posted: Jul 28th, 2014

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