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TURI has recognized that it is important to channel the curiosity of scientists to invent the next generation of cleaner and greener materials to replace existing toxic materials.
- Prof. Ramaswamy Nagarajan of Plastics Engineering, UMass Lowell

Research

sheet extruder equipment
Equipment from UMass Lowell's plastics laboratory was used to test alternatives
Academic Research

TURI works with industry and university researchers to identify and promote innovations in toxics use reduction and pollution prevention.

Alternatives Assessment and Green Chemistry

TURI supports research in fields that relate closely to toxics use reduction. Specifically, alternatives assessments and green chemistry are growing approaches used both by industry, government and activists that promote substitution of toxic chemicals for more benign chemistries and processes.  

Nanotechnology

Our research staff includes members of UMass Lowell's Center for Highrate Nanomanufacturing. TURI's support of this research is focused on identifying safer ways to use the benefits of nanotechnology while minimizing the potential for adverse human and environment health impacts.

Green Cleaning Research

The TURI Laboratory conducts research to identify safer cleaning and disinfection formulations for use in homes, institutions and businesses.