Martijn Beljaars of the University of Groningen has developed a people-friendly sustainable alternative to polyester resin for his PhD research. It is made of biochemicals, so the final product is green. It is also 100% recyclable, without losing any of its positive characteristics – unlike polyester.
Polyester is a very useful product that has many applications. However, most polyester resins contain large amounts of the poisonous substance styrene. Beljaars has developed a non-poisonous alternative that has the same characteristics.
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