The increasing demand for applying shape memory polymer to tissue culture and biomedical engineering has opened up research opportunities in the field of 4D Printing. The biocompatibility of the scaffolds as a culture medium resulted in the use of plant-based polymers to provide an ambient environment for the growth of cells. This research investigates the 4D printing of acrylated epoxidized soybean oil (AESO), a plant-based shape polymer.
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University of Michigan engineers have identified internal resistance, measured immediately after cells are made, as a key indicator of how long a battery will last. The measurements can be done in seconds towards the end of the manufacturing process at little to no additional cost. Lifespan prediction is already possible, but it requires repeated cycling-charging, discharging and recharging to gather data needed to train an algorithm. Similarly, ageing tests can take weeks to months to complete and are restricted to a handful of cells per batch of batteries produced.
At a time of increasing interest in enhanced and evolving sustainability disclosures and broad-based agreement on the immediate need for an established set of collaborative global sustainability reporting standards to supersede the numerous and non-mandatory reporting frameworks which currently exist, being responsive to stakeholder disclosure demands is challenging. However, many companies recognize the need for more robust disclosure to underscore the ability of their businesses to create long term sustainable value. Join BDO and our guests, Bob Hirth, Vice Chair of the SASB, and Andrew Buchanan, BDO Global Head of IFRS and Corporate Reporting, as we discuss the current and future state of corporate reporting from both a global and a U.S.-based lens.
A review of 14 major U.S. clothing companies found “room for improvement” on transparency, chemical, waste and water management and labor.
The sustainable apparel designer and merchandiser Merchant Tailor has joined forces with Ferdinand von Hapsburg, the APR racing driver, to launch the APR team kit, sourced from ocean plastic and other recycled materials. The collection of sweats, tees and caps celebrates Hapsburg’s recent gear change to offset his carbon emissions to a tenth of a tonne.
Merchant Tailor and Hapsburg will collaborate on a series of new sustainable collections, they said in a joint press release. The apparel designer has also announced the launch of its own brand 8SIX400, a sustainable, motorsport apparel collection made entirely from recycled materials. The number 86400 refers to the number of seconds in a 24-hour day.