ORNL wisely prioritizing performance over sustainability for development of bio-based lignin material

Earlier this year, the U.S. Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) announced 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 toughness and recyclability benefits...

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