Swiss scientists develop PET-like plastic made from biomass
July 13, 2022
By Canadian Biomass staff
Scientists at Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Lausanne (EPFL) have developed a new, PET-like plastic that is easily made from the non-edible parts of plants.
The plastic is tough, heat-resistant, and a good barrier to gases like oxygen, making it a promising candidate for food packaging. Due to its structure, the new plastic can also be chemically recycled and degrade back to harmless sugars in the environment.
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