Olive oil can make plastic

By Abha Manakatala - Wed Mar 16, 10:58 am

Believe it or not,cooks and chefs often add olive oil to spaghetti.This is to make the eatable item nice.

Now,a study finds that olive oil and other vegetable oils can also help make one type of fiber — essentially plastic spaghetti — super-strong,reports www.sciencenews.org basing it article authored by Kathiann Kowalski.

It add;”Researchers stumbled onto using the oils on plastic while trying to develop a better type of wax for skis. And those oils can not only keep those fibers from getting tangled, but are also safer and better for the environment than the solvents normally used for this purpose.
The new oil-treated fibers could find a use in products such as bulletproof fabrics or ropes that anchor offshore oil rigs.”

Representational Picture courtesy-straitstimes.com

Read more at Science News for Students.

An employee fills a plastic bottle with olive oil at the "Cooperativa Almazara de Ronda" factory in Ronda on November 28, 2015. The sun-soaked valleys of Andalusia made Spain the world's top olive oil producer. AFP PHOTO/ JORGE GUERRERO

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