Biorenewable Polymer Could Replace Synthetic Plastics

Biorenewable Polymer Could Replace Synthetic Plastics
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A plentiful organic material has been used to create a promising PET substitute.

Peter Jacobson
  • 14 july 2010

Environmental concerns about the use of PET plastic in the creation of water bottles has accelerated the search for more friendly alternative materials in recent years. University of Florida scientists have been successfully using lignin, a plentiful organic polymer to create a PET substitute that is similar to PET in structure.

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