PT ZONE: Biopolymers & Renewable Materials

PT Article The Future of Biopolymers Looks Bright
NatureWorks’s 2016 conference showed that innovation in biopolymer technology will continue to thrive. More (+)
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Cow Gas to Plastics

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Biopolymers & Renewable Materials


These are a class of materials that are generated from renewable natural sources, are often biodegradable, sometimes compostable and not toxic to produce. They can be produced by biological systems such as plants, or chemically synthesized from sugars or starch.

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