Growing cartilage in alginate tubes
As manufacturers of a variety of skin-safe mold making materials formulated using alginate (processed seaweed), we are usually never surprised at alginate's myriad of uses. As alginates, in its various forms, are used across a wide range of industries, including the medical, pharmaceutical, food and beverage industries, industrial, crafting and special effects and even in the beauty spa. Yet here are the most recent new uses for alginates reported during the month of June 2016 that even surprise us. Please read on for three new ways this miracle material is being used:
A life-size sculpture of a humpback whale and calf by sculptor, Stephen Kesler hangs in the lobby of the Loveland Living Planet Aquarium in Draper, Utah. The sculpture of the adult whale, which measures 50-feet long, was engineered to break into eight pieces to fit through aquarium's doors. The pieces were moved into the aquarium and then reassembled.