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Newly developed building materials could have big impact on sustainability

Newly developed building materials could have big impact on sustainability

March 15, 2019

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Recently developed products such as transparent wood, hydrogel embedded in walls, and bricks that help filter air pollution could make a substantial impact on building sustainability in coming years.

Swedish researchers have developed a wood material that is 85% transparent by compressing strips of wood veneer and replacing lignin with polymer. It could be a greener alternative to glass and plastic.

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