Blogs. Categories: pla

Number of entries for the category pla: 4

You can make bioplastics from... (part 7)

Has been published Wednesday, September 12, 2012

This posting focuses on developments in using basic food wastes to produce new bioplastics. Here we’re not talking about particular kinds of food waste for bioplastics, like the orange peels mentioned in a previous posting, but... find more

You can make bioplastics from... (part 4) 1

Has been published Wednesday, March 21, 2012

By now it’s starting to seem that with the right process, you can make bio-based chemicals and polymers from nearly any kind of organic material: food crops, agricultural waste (and other plant biomass), or even animal products... find more

Toughening PLA with Additives

Has been published Monday, December 12, 2011

A few weeks go, I commented on the barrier properties of PLA that are limiting its use in bottle packaging. But many new additives are addressing some of PLA’s other issues, such as impact resistance; below is just a sampling... find more

PLA’s Barrier Against Bottle Applications 3

Has been published Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Months ago, I asked a PET packaging specialist for comments about the draft manuscript of my recent book on green plastics issues. This helpful reviewer’s comments included one very specific concern: I hadn’t emphasized... find more