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About the author:
Chris Walker is a Systems Engineer by trade and has become a seasoned writer over the last few years. A University of Cambridge graduate, he’s spent most of his career in the UK Defense Industry, working on the cutting edge of technology. Chris is excited by innovation, new ideas and systems for making things happen, which you can expect to be common threads through everything he writes here.
Posts by Chris Walker
Posted on April 11th, 2017 in New Materials & Applications
Developing technologies to operate under narrow constraints, like those necessary for anything designed for the space program, can lead down some innovative paths. Scientists and engineers are forced to think creatively about solving problems, and they are much more likely to draw upon newer or less well-known technologies to help.
Posted on April 4th, 2017 in New Materials & Applications
In a few recent posts, we’ve been looking at the environmental impact of plastics. Last time we focused on technologies using alternative feedstocks for plastic manufacture, which we’re going to dive deeper into today, by looking at fully compostable bioplastics. Continue reading “Compostable Bioplastics In The Real World” »
Posted on March 30th, 2017 in New Materials & Applications
We’ve looked before at the problems of plastic manufacture, and plastic waste in particular. In a report recently published, the European Commission (EC) has made the development of a roadmap for plastics a high priority. Continue reading “Sustainable Feedstock for Plastic Production” »
Posted on March 6th, 2017 in Chemical R&D
Most of us live in a single-use, convenience-focused world. We have disposable clothing, coffee cups and cameras. Packaging is usually built to be thrown away as soon as it has fulfilled its original purpose. Continue reading “Design Facilitating Recycling” »