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Plastic Made from Fruit Rivals Kevlar in Strength

jldailey618 (2015072) writes | about 3 years ago

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jldailey618 (2015072) writes "A group of scientists from Sao Paulo State University developed a way to use the nanocellulose fibers from bananas, pineapples, and other fruits to create incredibly strong, lightweight plastics. The plastic is up to four times stronger and 30 percent lighter than petroleum-based plastics, and it rivals Kevlar — the material used in bullet proof vests — in strength."
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Finally caught up with science fiction ... (1)

mr crypto (229724) | about 3 years ago | (#35668172)

You don't suppose they were inspired by Kidder [google.com]?

Re:Finally caught up with science fiction ... (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 3 years ago | (#35668470)

fta, "To create the plastic, the leaves and stems of useable plants are cooked in a device similar to a pressure cooker"
So it's not going to be like ethanol that uses the actual food product (corn). Sorry, couldn't resist reading the article...

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