Volume 9, Issues 3 and 4

Top: The Velotaxi “City Cruiser,” an alternative to conventional urban transport, builds on basic bicycling technology to provide fast and efficient transportation as well as opportunities for ad placement. Photo credit: Velotaxi. http://www.velotaxi.de/

Center: The Nike Considered line of footwear is designed with a mechanical interlocking outsole——

Bottom: With the rise in concern over the environmental impacts of chromated copper arsenate (CCA) treated wood, including the US Environmental Protection Agency’s ban on its use for residential purposes, demand for alternative approaches to wood protection is growing. While much pressure-treated wood still uses copper or borate compounds, TimberSIL-treated wood from Timber Treatment Technologies uses sodium silicate technology. Photo credit: Timber Treatment Technologies.