Feb 15, 2011
Digital Media Net - 'According to our recent laboratory experiments, the recycled e-waste plastic MicroStrate™ material has similar physical properties to aluminum,' explained Hong-Chao Zhang, PhD, P.E., Professor of Industrial Engineering and Director of the Advanced Manufacturing Laboratory at Texas Tech University. 'In some aspects (such as withstanding environmental effects and free vibration), MicroStrate™ sign substrate exhibits superior properties to aluminum. Our extensive life cycle analysis also concludes that the manufacture of sign substrate made from MicroStrate™ material consumes less resources and emits fewer greenhouse gases -- just one fourth of the emissions of typical aluminum substrate,' confirmed Dr. Zhang.
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