New Plastic from Sulfur Molded into IR-Transparent Lens (image) University of Arizona Share Print E-Mail Caption A University of Arizona-led research team has discovered a simple process for making a new lightweight plastic from the inexpensive and abundant element sulfur. This plastic can be molded into easy-to-make, lightweight lenses that transmit infra-red light. Credit Jared Griebel/ Pyun lab, University of Arizona department of chemistry and biochemistry. Usage Restrictions This image may only be used to illustrate a story about the research described in the news release, "Better Thermal-Imaging Lens From Waste Sulfur." The credit must run with the image. Share Print E-Mail Disclaimer: AAAS and EurekAlert! are not responsible for the accuracy of news releases posted to EurekAlert! by contributing institutions or for the use of any information through the EurekAlert system.