biopolymer

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bi·o·pol·y·mer

 (bī′ō-pŏl′ə-mər)
n.
A macromolecule in a living organism that is formed by linking together several smaller molecules, as a protein from amino acids or DNA from nucleotides.

biopolymer

(ˈbaɪəʊˌpɒlɪmə)
n
(Biology) a large molecule in a living organism

bi•o•pol•y•mer

(ˌbaɪ oʊˈpɒl ə mər)

n.
1. any polymeric chemical manufactured by a living organism, as a protein or polysaccharide.
2. such a chemical prepared by laboratory synthesis.
[1960–65]
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BRITISH Vita and chemical multinational Dow (Benelux) are planning to secure European research funding via the EUREKA network to commercialise successful bio-polymer research, that has made strides towards manufacturing a foam from such ingredients.
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Various bio-based film stocks used for these trials were provided by leading film producers EarthFirst([R]), global producer of bio-polymer PLA (polylactic acid) films, and Innovia, global provider of bio-based NatureFlex[TM] printing films.
On hand and explaining the latest and most advanced sustainable materials and their suitability for varied packaging needs will be technical and commercial specialists from Innovia, global provider of bio-based NatureFlex[TM] printing films; Rohm and Haas, supplier of advanced adhesive solutions including Mor-Free[TM] solventless adhesives for laminating; and EarthFirst([R]), global producer of bio-polymer PLA (polylactic acid) films.
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Through the project we've explored options for producing high performance composites, including the combination of bamboo fibres with bio-polymer matrixes and the reinforcement of bamboo with other fibre composites.
However, some drawbacks bound to bio-polymer films such as their weaker mechanical properties and higher hydrophilic tendencies have hindered their deployment.