A New Material Made From Spider Silk and Trees Could Replace Plastic

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  • Researchers from Aalto University and VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland have developed a new material by sticking cellulose fibres from wood to the silk protein found in spider webs.
  • This news material is strong and flexible and mimics the same uses as plastic.
  • The researchers are proposing this as a replacement for plastic in everything from the medical and textile industries to packaging.

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