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How Ink Manufacturers And Their Suppliers Are Working Together to Achieve Sustainability Goals

In the face of the impending consequences of climate change, many industries are facing the challenges of adapting production and their use of raw materials to the corresponding conditions. This dynamic is also being experienced by the printing industry. Raw material manufacturers in particular report that their ink customers are becoming increasingly familiar with sustainable approaches such as cradle-to-cradle product development. Companies' efforts to operate sustainably also stem from a key customer need for sustainability.

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How Inkjet Technology And a Single Transparent Ink Created a Rainbow of Textured Colors

In China, a new printing process using structural inks was recently invented and implemented with a commercially available inkjet printer. With the help of a transparent polymer ink, dome-shaped microstructures were printed. During the process, the height and diameter of the microdome control the wavelength of the reflected light as well as the color created. According to a team of researchers, the new technology will be used for applications such as smart windows or anti-counterfeiting.

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3D Printing Coral Homes for Algae

A research team from Cambridge University and the University of California San Diego has found a way to more effectively utilize the symbiosis of coral structures and microalgae, creating new light-harvesting approaches to cultivate algae. These developments could easily help preserving the ecosystem coral reef in the future.

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Flink: 3D-printed Bacteria

3D-printed Bacteria

Professor Andre Studart and his team from the ETH Zürich created a bacteria-based ink for 3D printing. This technology is highly innovative and gives the scientist possibilities they never had before.

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Future Links CW 31 – Medical Printing Edition

This week’s future links deal with medical printing and packaging. Read all about 3D printing in the medical field in general, a 3D-printed skulls, sheep’s wool for packaging, 3D-printed noses and the outlook on market of sterile medical packaging.

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Future Links CW 17 – Green Printing Edition

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This week we could not talk about green printing methods without mentioning the Universidad Politécnica de Madrid’s biocompatible material made from apple waste, self-sufficient 3D-printed homes by PassivDom, the Center for Engineering Complex Tissues, HP’s Latex Inks and SAXOPRINT’s sustainable collective printing approach.

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Bones Made Out of Ink

Bone implantation surgeries are painful and complicated. With the aim to change the constitution of bone implants and to help especially pediatric patients, Ramille Shah, assistant professor of Materials Science and Engineering at Northwestern’s McCormick School of Engineering, and several researchers have teamed up to develop an ink, which can be used to 3D-print flexible bone implants. By offering a cheap and versatile way of injury treatment, this new material could revolutionize the way implantations are done.

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