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Algae material 'could revolutionise fashion'

Published: 2021-05-06

DELFT - Scientists have used 3D printers and a novel bioprinting technique to develop a sustainable material made from algae which they say could produce sustainable clothing for the fashion industry.

Photosynthetic material created from algae in the lab (University of Rochester)

The researchers say the material is eco-friendly, biodegradable, and simple and scalable to produce - as well as being tough and resilient enough for other applications such as space exploration.

Lead author Srikkanth Balasubramanian, of the Delft University of Technology in the Netherlands, said: “3D printing is a powerful technology for fabrication of living functional materials that have a huge potential in a wide range of environmental and human-based applications.

Source:Eco Textile