PT ZONE: Biopolymers & Renewable Materials

PT Article Sheet Extruder Bixby & Bioplastics Firm Green Dot Bolster R&D Partnership
  It may be safe to say by now that we can expect to see more and more ‘collaborations’ between plastics processors of a wide range of consumer goods and suppliers of bioplastics as they look for more sustainable options for their products. More (+)
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  NatureWorks' online calculator offers brand owners and researchers a tool for comparing GHG emissions and the non-renewable energy use of products made from different plastics. More (+)


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OVERVIEW:
Biopolymers & Renewable Materials

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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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