News tagged with bioplastic

Research leads to improved bioplastic films

Packaging extends the life of food products. It also generates extra waste. Researchers at Wageningen UR Food & Biobased Research are working with the branch organization NRK, affiliated companies and government to improve ...

dateNov 02, 2011 in Materials Science
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Helping corn-based plastics take more heat

A team of scientists from USDA and a cooperating company are working to make corn-derived plastics more heat tolerant -- research that may broaden the range of applications for which these plastics could be used as an alternative ...

dateSep 01, 2010 in Biotechnology
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One word: bioplastics

( -- Every year, more than 250 billion pounds of plastic are produced worldwide. Much of it ends up in the world's oceans, a fact that troubles MIT biology professor Anthony Sinskey.

dateNov 17, 2009 in Materials Science
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