Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Plastics from renewable resources by University of Waikato

University of Waikato Senior Lecturer Johan Verbeek discusses his research which focuses on making useful products from waste materials. A specific focus is turning bloodmeal into a thermoplastic. The technology is being commercialised through spinout company Novatein ( created by WaikatoLink.

Unlike plant based bio-plastics, this environmentally friendly bio-resin does not use food or food additive ingredients in its process. The bio-resin can be profitably produced to compete with petrochemical derived plastic resins and bio-plastic resins.

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