ORNL touts reduced petrochemical need, but the real story is that its novel polymer is 10 times tougher than ABS

Last week the U.S. Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) announced it had developed a novel thermoplastic by replacing the styrene component of acrylonitrile butadiene styrene (ABS) with lignin; ORNL calls the material ABL (for acrylonitrile, butadiene, lignin) and claims it is 10 times tougher th...

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