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FUJITSU UNVEILS LAPTOP MADE FROM CORN
Posted By Jorge Chapa On January 9, 2008 @ 1:04 pm In green gadgets,Interactive Objects | 12 Comments
Laptops have a long way to go in order to really go green , but Fujitsu has certainly made an interesting attempt with their new corn-based polymer laptop. Launching at this year’s Consumer Electronics Show , Fujitsu is finally bringing to the US market a laptop with a casing made out of corn . In case you’re wondering, this biopolymer is based on the same PLA components that are becoming more common for biodegradable plastic beverage cups.
This product does offer a net benefit to the environment, considering the large amounts of heavy metals in a regular machines. Hopefully in the future Fujitsu can adapt this technology to completely eliminate the need of the use of petroleum. For those of you interested in some light reading, follow the link below for some further information on the plastics used in the product.
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URLs in this post:
 Image: http://www.inhabitat.com/2008/01/09/ces-fujitsus-corn-based-laptop/
 in order to really go green: http://www.greenergadgets.com/
 Consumer Electronics Show: http://www.inhabitat.com/2008/01/07/a-greener-ces-starts-today-in-vegas/
 casing made out of corn: http://ap.google.com/article/ALeqM5iId4uw36n3THX2-NZilh9G2h92TAD8TULVKG0
 polylactic acid: http://www.fujitsu.com/downloads/ECO/rep2003/2003report_e.pdf
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