A transparent nanocomposite film, composed of clay and polyethylenimine (PEI), has been produced as a potential alternative gas barrier to metal foil for food packaging. The film's main appeal is its optical transparency of 86%, which make it ideal for branding purposes.
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Researchers from the universities of Strathclyde and Seville are hoping an unfired composite brick made from alginate, clay soil and Scottish-sourced wool will catch on, with the revived interest in natural and locally-sourced building materials.
A non-metallic, non-glue, connection system for timber structures could find use in corrosive environments, such as swimming pools and grit salt storage facilities, as well as the renovation or restoration of historic frames.