Scientists Say New “Transparent Wood” Could Replace Plastic

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  • Researchers have created a “transparent wood” to reduce the ecological impact of unsustainable building materials.
  • The material is made by removing lignin from the wood and replacing it with specially-designed, transparent plastic materials.
  • “In recent times, transparent wood has been used in construction, energy storage, flexible electronics and packaging applications,” said Anish Chathoth, an assistant professor at Kerala Agricultural University.

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