Plant plastics reach for the stars

Researchers in Finland have transformed rice starch into a temporally stable, optically transparent, biodegradable plastic with a high degree of mechanical strength and good thermal resistance

This important step towards bioplastics made from simple and sustainable resources has potential applications in food packaging and biomedical materials.…

Full text: http://www.rsc.org/chemistryworld/2014/07/starch-biodegradable-plastic-star-plasticiser

Author

William Bergius

Source

chemistry world, 2014-07-28.

Supplier

Aalto University
University of Leicester

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