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Eco-Friendly Material to Replace Polystyrene

Eco-Friendly Material to Replace PolystyreneEco-Friendly Material to Replace Polystyrene

An Iranian researcher and his colleague at Washington State University have developed an environment-friendly, plant-based material that for the first time works better than polystyrene.
Styrofoam or polystyrene foam is a popular material used in everything from coffee cups to materials for building and construction, transportation and packaging industries, Mehr News Agency reported.
Amir Ameli, assistant professor at the University’s School of Mechanical and Materials Engineering, and Xiao Zhang, associate professor in the Gene and Linda School of Chemical Engineering and Bioengineering has been working to develop an environmentally friendly replacement for styrofoam.


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