NUS scientists make aerogels from old rubber tyres, possibly helping to cut back on waste in Singapore

A team of researchers from the National University of Singapore, led by Associate Professor Duong Hai-Minh (front row, first from left) and Prof Nhan Phan-Thien (front row, centre), has developed the world’s first aerogels made from scrap rubber ty
A team of researchers from the National University of Singapore, led by Associate Professor Duong Hai-Minh (front row, first from left) and Prof Nhan Phan-Thien (front row, centre), has developed the world’s first aerogels made from scrap rubber tyres.PHOTO: NATIONAL UNIVERSITY OF SINGAPORE

SINGAPORE - National University of Singapore scientists have found a way to give old car tyres a new lease of life by turning them into aerogels.

The discovery is a potential leap in closing a waste loop in Singapore.

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