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Transparent wood uses orange peel extract to go entirely sustainable

Scientists have used a monomer made from a component in citrus fruit peels called limonene to produce entirely sustainable transparent wood

For tens of thousands of years, humans have been drawn to wood as a construction material due to its strength, low cost and abundance, and lately we’re seeing how transparency could be added to this list of desirable attributes. Scientists at Sweden’s KTH Royal Institute of Technology have now produced a completely renewable version of see-through wood thanks to the addition of a fruit peel extract, which also happens to make it more translucent.

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Category: Materials, Science

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