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Singapore researchers turn plastic bottles into aerogel

by VTV405 December 2018 Last updated at 06:00 AM

VTV.vn - Researchers from the National University of Singapore have found a way to convert plastic bottles into an ultralight super material with various applications.

Eco-Business reports that the process involves plastic bottles made from polyethylene terephthalate or PET.

One plastic bottle can produce an A4 sheet of aerogel. It can withstand temperatures of up to 620 degrees Celsius when coated with fire retardant chemicals. The fabrication process is also quicker and more cost-effective than conventional methods. Because of this, the team is hopeful that the technology can help decrease the damage brought about by widespread plastic pollution.

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