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Forum topic by HokieMojo posted 12-23-2008 05:26 PM 968 views 0 times favorited 8 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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12-23-2008 05:26 PM

Well, I guess it isn’t really plastic, but it sounds like it might be a promising substitute. I thought that some of my fellow “greenies” or the technology buffs out there might find this article interesting and relevant.

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#1 posted 12-23-2008 06:03 PM

...interesting.

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#2 posted 12-23-2008 06:09 PM

So, let me see if I’ve got this right. For a ong time, we’ve been having fake “wood” made out of plastic. Now we’ve got fake plastic made out of wood.

Talk about coming full circle! :-)

-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"

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#3 posted 12-23-2008 06:21 PM

Yeah,
They didn’t answer my biggest question (unless I missed it) and that is whether the product biodegrades. Like I said, I found it interesting. Glad a few other have as well.

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#4 posted 12-24-2008 04:12 AM

Too bad they can’t figure out how to make it all stick together with http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cellophane, also derived from wood. Then you’d really have wood plastic.

Aside from the injection molding part, I wonder how different this stuff really is from MDF?

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#5 posted 01-08-2009 12:21 AM

ok, here is another article about making particle boards, etc…. from coconut husks. I won’t start a new thread for this stuff, but maybe I’ll post here when I find related sstuff that interests me (and might interest others)

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#6 posted 01-14-2010 06:12 PM

fascinating, thanks!

-- http://plasticlumber.timpletcher.com/

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#7 posted 01-14-2010 10:43 PM

So what they are saying is that it is better to cut lot a lot of trees down to make plastic?

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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#8 posted 01-15-2010 04:46 PM

here is an article about doctors attempting to use wood for bone replacements.
http://www.good.is/post/scientists-say-wood-makes-the-real-lovely-bones/

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