The MCCs can be processed into micro-structured foams, which replaces fossil fuel-based foams for various applications. The technology was developed by Professor Oded Shoseyov and Dr. Shaul Lapidot from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem (also co-founders of Melodea), and Mr. Tord Gustafsson, an expert in composite materials from Sweden. Holmen, a Swedish forest industry group, has in parallel also made an investment in Melodea. MCC is produced through processing wood pulp, and is considered an ideal sustainable option for a variety of materials, including plastic and metal. The company and university claim MCC is transparent, strong, cost-effective, and safer than non-organic alternatives.
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New Generation Nanogold and Nanosilver Polymer Composites and Their Applications
Zone of inhibition for Staphylococcus aureus bacteria (clear area) around a nanosilver-polyurethane bead (removed) that was positioned on the surface of an inoculated agar plate, as shown by the arrows.
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