Materials have the power to do all of this and more, because materials make our modern world.
The world is full of possibilities and our materials can change the world, which we will never stop believing.
Advanced materials are proving to be a solution to some of today’s greatest development and sustainability challenges. From countering climate change to medical care and the provision of clean air and water, find out how advanced technologies are changing our world.
Moral fiber: sugar cane replaces petroleum to make eco-friendly polyester fabrics
The development of plant-based polyester could help save the earth by changing what we wear, while significant sales figures suggest consumers are all too happy to make the switch to eco-apparel.
Material benefits: how carbon fiber is reducing our environmental footprint
Carbon fiber is a “wonder” material, adding exceptional strength without weight to aircraft, wind turbines and cars. New technologies devoted to improving its production and recycling mean even greater environmental benefits lie ahead.
Turn of the tide: tackling water scarcity with technology and common purpose
As the world’s water crisis intensifies, governments, business and communities are uniting to protect clean water sources, use them more responsibly, and even create new drinking water from the sea.
written by The Wall Street Journal Custom Studios