January 18, 2012

Penford, Novomer in starch PP

This news has been out for days now but Penford and Novomer just released its formal announcement today on their partnership to develop and commercialize packaging materials made from the combination of starch and poplypropylene carbonate thermoplastic polymer (which is composed of nearly 50% by weight waste carbon dioxide developed by Novomer.

The companies said the starch-PPC composites will yield "low cost, environmentally sustainable packaging polymers" suitable for the global packaging materials market.

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