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Cereplast Commercializes Algae-Based Bioplastic

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Ann R. Thryft
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Re: Another interesting bio-plastic effort
Ann R. Thryft   1/24/2013 12:06:18 PM
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Elizabeth, although the basic idea is quite simple, this *is* pretty specialized chemistry. And the fact that you can make either fuel or bioplastic wasn't intuitively obvious at first to me, either.

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Re: Another interesting bio-plastic effort
plasticmaster   2/10/2013 4:05:01 PM
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A very interesting subject. I think this is an area that we're just scratching the surface on. At some point, someone will make that crucial discovery that will enable us to apply it to commodity polymers across the board, economically, while also enhancing mechanical and chemical properties to meet or exceed those of petrolium based plastics. Is it true that most biopolymers are semi-crystalline? I wonder what kind of in-roads the industry is making in the amorphous, injection molding world? (to be similar to ABS, PC, and such)

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