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Swiss scientists develop PET-like plastic made from biomass

July 13, 2022  By Canadian Biomass staff


A 3D-printed “leaf” made with the new bioplastic. Photo: Alain Herzog (EPFL)

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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