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Hoki sparks nano-fibre revolution

15 November 2013

A swimming fish pattern

Revolution Fibres makes nano-fibres from hoki skins that are a by-catch of the fishery industry. These nano-fibres are used in everything from air filters to fishing rods and cosmetics.

Read more

The Revolution Fibres Ltd website and the article below give more information on Revolution Fibres.

Discussion starters

  • Technological products: Use this and other examples to identify how the materials have been manipulated to make the product (level 1), and discuss examples of the formulation of new materials and explain the underpinning concepts and processes involved in their development. (level 8)
  • Characteristics of Technology: Use this and other examples to critique the role of Technology in the development of sustainable environments. (level 8)

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Keywords: hoki, nano-fibres, technological products, characteristics of technology

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