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    UW start-up company, MicroGREEN Polymers, takes recycling to a new level

    A UW spin-off company is on a mission to create a greener cup for your coffee and more environmentally friendly containers for your food. MicroGREEN Polymers, Inc., based in Arlington, Washington, is developing an expanded plastic made from recyclable water bottles (PET). The patented technology, created in the laboratory of Mechanical Engineering Associate Professor Vipin Kumar, creates billions of microcellular bubbles in solid thermoplastics toView More

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    New Material Extends the Life of Touch Screen Devices

    If the letter “e” goes dead on the touch screen of an iPhone, Tablet PC, or other mobile device, a recycling or trash bin is the next stop. A supermarket touch screen wears out after about 50,000 uses. Alex Jen, Professor and Chair of Materials Science and Engineering, is developing new technology to extend the durability of these products, no small goal given the burgeoningView More