Bioplastic


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Bi`o`plas´tic

    (bī`ô`plăs´tĭk)
a.1.(Biol.) Bioplasmic.
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary, published 1913 by G. & C. Merriam Co.
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She says that, in May 2009, Coca-Cola began packaging some of its sodas into "plant bottles" that were 30% bio-based polyethylene--a bioplastic that producers can synthesize from sugarcane.
But instead of using those grains, the ARS-UB team encapsulated K49 in Plant pathologist Hamed Abbas applies the nontoxigenic Aspergillus flavus formulated in bioplastic granules to knee-high corn.
These PLA-based bioplastic compounds use polylactic acid derived from corn starch, which is a rapidly renewable resource, instead of the petroleum feedstocks used by traditional thermoplastics.
On request, OKW now offers its design-oriented standard plastic enclosures in a bioplastic material.
By using the new bioplastic to cover the parts, including the seat trim and floor carpets, the automaker has raised its use of such plastics from 60 percent in the Sai model currently on sale.
This cup in your hand happens to be a compostable bioplastic material, PLA, and so, though it might seem counterintuitive, it is supposed to go in the compost bin.
The new bio-composite is the first bioplastic resin to maintain the characteristics of the base plastic material while replacing up to 40% of the petroleum normally used in plastics manufacturing.
Braskem of Brazil makes bioplastic from sugarcane waste produced in ethanol factories, and VerTerra produces dinnerware made from fallen palm leaves in South Asia.
We tested five types of bioplastic bags to see how welt they would compost.
Tokyo, Sept 4, 2009 - (JCN) - Teijin and subsidiary Teijin Chemicals have announced the development of eyeglass frames made from plant-based, heat-resistant bioplastic BIOFRONT, the world's first bioplastic to be used for all plastic parts of eyeglass frames, including the temples.
Coca-Cola to market bioplastic bottles made from sugarcane: Coca-Cola has developed a bottle made partially with plant derivatives, and is going to test it in select markets later this year.
Tenova Bioplastics, based in Norrkoping, Sweden, manufactures compostable carrier bags made of bioplastic.