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UI engineers receive nearly $1 million to develop new methods to recycle paper into fiber reinforced plastic composites

Recycling wastepaper for reuse as new paper requires extensive cleaning and refinement of the fibers so the new product is free of inks, adhesives, and dyes. Instead of turning old paper and cardboard into new paper, engineers at the University of Iowa are working to...

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