The bio-polyester polyhydroxybutyrate-valerate (PHBV) has been shown to comply compositionally with the EU Plastics Directive (2002/72/EC) and now can be lawfully used in Europe for food-contact articles. The approval was announced recently by Jim Lunt, a technical and business development specialist in biopolymers and plastics based in Wayzata, Minn. He represents the world’s largest PHBV supplier, China’s Tianan Biologic Materials Co. in North America. PHBV is one of a group of promising biopolymers known as polyhydroxy alkanoates (PHAs) that are produced via bacterial fermentation of plant starches. According to Lunt, Tianan Biologic is working with law firm Keller and Heckman LLP in Washington, D.C., to obtain similar food contact approval in the U.S. (952) 476-2987 • www.jimluntllc.com
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