TITLE

Plastics researcher seek commercial partners

AUTHOR(S)
Beacham, Will
PUB. DATE
April 2007
SOURCE
ICIS Chemical Business;4/30/2007, Vol. 2 Issue 64, p35
SOURCE TYPE
Trade Publication
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article announces that a research team led by Kevin O'Connor at University College Dublin in Ireland is seeking industry partners to commercialize its biodegradable plastics. The team has developed a process using bacteria to break down polystyrene or polyethylene terephthalate into polyhydroxyalkanoate, a versatile biodegradable plastic which is oxygen impermeable, heat and water resistant. The product decomposes harmlessly and has potential uses in various processes.
ACCESSION #
25073748

 

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