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Scientists develop sustainable polymer made from sugars in wood


Photo: Leszek Kobusinski Not only does the new nature-inspired material reduce reliance on crude oil products, but its properties can also be easily controlled to make the material flexible or crystalline. The researchers, from the Centre for Sustainable and Circular Technologies (CSCT), report the polymer, from the polyether family, has a …

INDEX Design Awards returns for 2021 edition; entries now open


Entries are now open for the INDEX Design Awards 2021 as the region’s longest-running industry celebration returns to headline the world-renowned international trade exhibition. An anchor event of INDEX Dubai for almost three decades and recognised for its independently assessed, unbiased judging process, the INDEX Design Awards program is …

MADE expo 2021 postponed to November


Organisers of MADE expo has announced new dates. Moving from March to November, it will be held from 22 to 25 November 2021 at Fiera Milano (Rho), Italy, just eight months later than its original date, hoping that the shift to November will be enough to overcome the pandemic and truly represent a global restart. The construction sector already …

Australian Passive House Association launches training programme

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The Australian Passive House Association (APHA) has announced that it will be providing Certified Passive House Training Courses commencing in March 2021. APHA is experiencing significant year on year growth and with the number of projects currently in progress, capacity is a key constraint that we are excited to be addressing. APHA’s …