biopolymer


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biopolymer

[¦bī·ō′päl·ə·mər]
(biochemistry)
A biological macromolecule such as a protein or nucleic acid.
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Some biopolymers that have worked in this application include the celluloses, starches, alginates, caseinates, gelatines and dextrans, which often exhibit phase separation in foods.
com/research/38cdb7/handbook_of) has announced the addition of Elsevier Science and Technology's new book "Handbook of Biopolymers and Biodegradable Plastics.
The company estimates the worldwide requirement for machines to re-granulate biopolymers at 100 per year until 2012 and plans to increase capacity utilisation at its plant to build them.
Under the terms of the LOI, Metabolix will begin work immediately with Antibioticos to conduct a series of validation production runs to demonstrate fermentation and recovery of Mirel biopolymer resin on full production-scale equipment at Antibioticos.
Performance Additives: Metabolix has developed a line of PHA biopolymer performance additives for traditional and biobased plastics, including PVC (polyvinyl chloride) and PLA (polylactic acid).
Plantic biopolymer film is a high-amylase cornstarch-based product that is renewable, biodegradable, home-compostable, water dispersible, and compostable to ASTM 6400 and EN 13432 standards, the company says.
But for those who focused on technology, the most talked-about theme at the show was biopolymers and plastics made from renewable resources instead of petrochemicals.
On Monday, October 15, Smithers Rapra will host the Anaerobic Digestion Forum, co-located with the Biopolymer Symposium.
Scientists claim they can produce PHA (polyhydroxyalkanoate), a polyester-based biopolymer, from bacteria culled from marine sediments off Baja California.
3 Thermal Analysis of Biopolymer Materials for High-performance Applications
Limited production capacity for today's best-known biopolymer, PLA, is also a looming concern.
The new office marks the first expansion for Metabolix outside of the United States and will coordinate business development, customer service and technical support to business partners and biopolymer customers based in Europe.