Blogs. Tag: bioplastics

Number of entries for the tag bioplastics: 6

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 6)

Has been published Tuesday, August 7, 2012

A new publication, the Journal of Renewable Materials, will be coming out with its first issue in December (and it’s accepting unsolicited online submissions here). As a peer-reviewed journal of research, obviously it will be... find more

You can make bioplastics from... (part 5)

Has been published Thursday, June 7, 2012

Here “bioplastics” is broadly defined. To accommodate recent developments, I may need to change the title of this series of updates to include “bio-based materials for plastics or plastic-like materials,” though... 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

You can make bioplastics from... (part 2)

Has been published Thursday, December 22, 2011

Sporadically in this series of blog updates, I’ll summarize some of the unusual feedstock sources that researchers are transforming into bio-based chemicals, plastics, or fillers for plastics. (Part 1 of this series is here.)   Since... 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

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