Bioplastic


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Bioplastic

Plastics made from corn, potato, or other renewable resources that are biodegradable.
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The bioplastic is also a readily available resource that biopesticide makers can use, and it safely degrades in the environment, Abbas notes.
The new plastic, which uses biological raw material derived from sugar cane, is more heat and shock resistant than conventional bioplastics and also performs on a par with petroleum-derived plastics in terms of costs, according to the company.
But we're here to shine a light on bioplastic packaging and its end-of-life story, because you'll be seeing more and more of it in the coming years.
The first two products that Biobent will offer, Panacea PP and Panacea PE, are polypropylene-and polyethylene-based products that will be priced competitively in the bioplastics market.
Bioplastics are the most common form of compostable plastics, appearing as shopping bags, eating utensils, and garbage sacks, to name a few.
Most bioplastic products currently being marketed carry incomplete and/or misleading labeling, according to composting expert William Brinton of Woods End Laboratories, who conducted the testing for MOTHER EARTH NEWS.
The bioplastic polylactide has been used for eyeglass nose pads because its antibacterial properties help to avoid rashes, but conventional polylactide has not been used for other parts such as frames and temples because of insufficient heat resistance.
Bioplastic will be a good complement to paper for renewable packaging and in the long term the combination of paper with barriers made of bioplastic will be a highly attractive alternative for many different types of packaging," said Per Lindberg, CEO of Billerud.
Mazda Motor Corporation, in collaboration with Hiroshima University, is launching a project to develop a bioplastic from non-food-based cellulosic biomass for use in vehicles.
"That's a huge issue" admits Michael Muchin, vice president and sales director for Cereplast, a manufacturer of bioplastic resins found in GenPak and The Harvest Collection products.
Designs for a bioplastic hog feeder have been drawn up.