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Covestro’s Biobased Polymer Makes Sustainable 3D Printing Possible

In an effort to provide an eco-friendly alternative to traditional plastic and create a greener future, the German materials manufacturer Covestro has teamed up with companies like JuggerBot 3D, TA Systems and DSM Additive Manufacturing. Together, they have created a new, more sustainable PA410 polymer and conducted an extensive Life Cycle Analysis.

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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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Future Links March 14th

Today our news roundup from the printing industry covers International Paper’s plans to sell its packaging business in China, Carbon 3D’s partnership with Kodak, Modeclix’ wearable 3D printed fashion, Fedopress’ investment in a Xeikon 3500 press, a survey about the main packaging machinery buying trends, a Scottish food company violating packaging regulations and new on the drupa blog: Airbus opts for nature-inspired 3D printed parts.

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