Polymeric Materials News

Wood Takes Wing

The most complex chemistry lab on the planet is growing in your neighborhood. There might be a tree in your own backyard, cranking out chemicals as it converts sunlight to […]

Forest-powered biofuel flight heads to Washington, D.C.

SEATTLE – Washington state-based Alaska Airlines today made history by flying the first commercial flight using the world’s first renewable, alternative jet fuel made from forest residuals, the limbs, and […]

PACCAR Environmental Technology Building dedicated

Building tours, a reception, and music from the WSU Cougar Marching Band were part of the dedication of the new PACCAR Environmental Technology Building at Washington State University on Thursday, […]

WSU’s Paccar building houses 5 R&D labs

Wood-framed skyscrapers, resistant to fire and earthquakes and made from locally harvested wood, may someday dot the skylines of North American cities. A new building at Washington State University, opening […]

WSU expertise helps green business restart

When an entrepreneur wanted to learn more about wood plastic composites (WPC), an Internet search led him to WSU. The ensuing partnership resulted in a factory opening that will employ […]

Biodegradable Food Utensils

At the Washington State University Wood Materials and Engineering Laboratory, Jinwen Zhang is working hard to change the negative impact plastic food utensils and other household items have on the […]

Bacteria break down waste, build bioplastics

Bacteria break down waste, build bioplastics The same type of bacteria that help break down paper mill waste could also become an increasingly viable source of environmentally friendly biopolymers that […]

Polymer pallets support Washington exports

By Becky Phillips Contributing writer Polymer pallets support Washington exports In a research laboratory, a little like a giant kitchen, Jinwen Zhang is cooking up a recipe aimed at supporting […]
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