PT ZONE: Biopolymers & Renewable Materials

MATERIALS: Bioplastic 3D Filament with Exceptional Finish
One-year old 3Dom USA is offering a new plant-based filament that offers several advantages. More (+)
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MHG's PHA has been used to manufacture the first completely biodegradable fishing lure. More (+)

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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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