New Materials

UGA to contribute in the areas of new biodegradable polymers and additives, advanced fibers, and durable coatings and finishes

A research team from the UGA New Materials Institute and the RWDC Environmental Stewardship Foundation is developing what may become the world’s first fully biodegradable, commercially viable plastic straw. Using a first prize of nearly $720,000 from Singapore’s inaugural Ecosperity Liveability Challenge, the team...

New method for dyeing textiles utilizes less energy and has a lower carbon footprint