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Skin pigments to strengthen sofas

Spire, Spirethoughts, Skin Pigments, Sofas, Strengthen, Chinese Research, Polyurethane

Spire, Spirethoughts, Skin Pigments, Sofas, Strengthen, Chinese Research, Polyurethane

Chinese researchers from Jiangnan University (in November 2016) made a recent break through by adding melanin in small quantities to polyurethane (a polymer), making the material sturdier.

Melanin is the natural protein found in the skin, hair and the iris of animals that gives color as well as protects them from ultraviolet rays. On the other hand, Polyurethane is a polymer used in materials to manufacture products such as tires, wheels and foam seating to name a few.

Will skin pigments in polyurethane revolutionize materials used in manufacturing?

Spire Research and Consulting was established in 2000 to address a gap in the research and consulting industry in global emerging markets. Unlike most agencies that focus on traditional consumer research, our founders saw a profound need for holistic research projects.

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