CEHS turns biowaste into industrial products

CEHS turns biowaste into industrial products

05 Apr 2011    

Yiqi Yang, Professor Textiles, Clothing, and Design, was interviewed recently by the BBC regarding his work with biowaste and plastics.

The BBC reports, "But the work presented by Yiqi Yang, from the University of Nebraska, Lincoln, takes this idea further and uses the chicken feather fibres themselves as a principal ingredient - making up 50% of the mass of the composite.

As a result, the plastics require less of the materials such as polyethylene and polypropylene that are derived from petroleum products."

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