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Algal Polyurethane

Checkerspot Closes $36 Million Series B Round

Expanding its Innovation Platform to Create Performance Biomaterials Across Industries

The Algal Wall cast polyurethane sidewall being cast into a WNDR® Alpine's Vital 100 ski mold at the Checkerspot Salt Lake City Design Lab. The Algal Wall, with a biobased carbon content of 60% (ASTM D6866), also utilizes a novel manufacturing technique that diverts plastic waste from landfills better than traditional techniques that rely on ABS plastic sidewalls. (Photo: Eliel Hindert)

The Algal Wall cast polyurethane sidewall being cast into a WNDR® Alpine’s Vital 100 ski mold at the Checkerspot Salt Lake City Design Lab.

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PU Flip Flops from Algae

UC San Diego research lab to make environmentally friendly flip flops from algae

By Reuters

Researchers at University of California,

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Airless Bike Tire

Covestro: Non-stop cycling fun with airless tyre inserts

According to Covestro, the warmer weather and more relaxed corona restrictions are drawing people outside – and more and more of them onto their bikes.

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Space Junk

Nothing to do with anything, but interesting . . .

Foam ‘spider webs’ from tiny satellites could help clean up space junk

By Mike Wall a day ago

The foam could even serve as a building material on Mars,

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