Renewable Plastic

An artist’s rendition of the tough new plastic. | Photo courtesy of Mark Robbins, Oak Ridge National Lab. Your car’s bumper is probably made of a plastic called ABS, shorthand for its acrylonitrile, butadiene and styrene components. Light, strong and tough, ABS is also used to make ventilation pipes, protective headgear, kitchen appliances, Lego bricks and… Keep reading →