Topic of the Month: January 2015

Scented polymers

What fragrant plastics tell us

Bestseller or shelf warmer – the “nose factor” is crucial

Regulation of allergenic fragrances in scented toys

Masuck et al. ordered five different scented dolls from an Internet shop. Source: Masuck et al.

Beware of scented dolls

Photo: Felizitas Gemetz, ©: Fraunhofer IWM

Fragrance to increase safety

Sources and publications providing further information

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11/13/2017

November 2017: Real plastic hearts

An artificial heart would be an absolute lifesaver for people with cardiac failure. However, to recreate the complex organ in the laboratory, one would first need to work out how to grow multi-layered, living tissues. Researchers have now come one step closer to this goal: by means of a spraying process, they have created functioning muscle fibers a three-dimensional synthetic polymer scaffold.
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