PT ZONE: Biopolymers & Renewable Materials

ADDITIVES: Expanded Availability of Amorphous PHA for Enhancing PVC and PLA
Metabolix's new line of a-PHA grades serve as performance additives for PVC, PLA. More (+)
PT Article Breakthrough Process Opens Up Vast Landscape for Biobased Materials
DuPont and ADM have “game-changing” platform technology based on long sought-after molecule. More (+)

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DuPont and Dow Plan “Merger of Equals”

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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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