Bottom up materials from down under — New Zealand biomaterial research

Materials World magazine
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1 Apr 2008

New Zealand has maximised its advantage of being small but well connected, in the field of biopolymers and biocomposites. Scientists are testing the potential of electrospun proteins and polysaccharides as industrial raw materials. These spun materials have exceptional mechanical properties and high specific surface areas that can be exploited to make low-pressure-drop selective active filtration elements.

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