Plastics researcher seek commercial partners

Beacham, Will
April 2007
ICIS Chemical Business;4/30/2007, Vol. 2 Issue 64, p35
Trade Publication
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.


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