Bottleneck and future of the hottest bioplastics

2022-10-19
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Bottleneck and future of bioplastics

when coreylinden became a father, he began to think about what kind of life his children would have in the future. He thinks he should do something for our green and beautiful home. He thought of the plastic field he was good at. The production and construction cycle of l was 18 months. INDEN was a scientist of Battelle research company, so he began to make corn based bioplastics with a team three years ago

Battelle researchers have studied corn (and other plant materials) plastics since 1970 to compete with traditional plastics made from oil. At the beginning, this natural product was always fragile, and the transparency was also bad for the repair of tissues and organs in modern medicine, and the cost was much higher than that of traditional plastic made of oil

Linden said that the gap between bioplastics and traditional petroleum plastics in terms of cost and physical properties is narrowing, and some companies have adopted remote monitoring, diagnosis and control. This change makes the idea of using bioplastics in food packaging, drinking water bottles and packaging bags more feasible in the future

linden said: "I think our society is beginning to realize that a limited system cannot achieve unlimited development. In the past few years, bioplastics products have their own demand. This demand has been developing with the rise of oil prices, and the earth's green movement has been developing. Now, with the economic downturn, companies making plastic products are looking for the cheapest raw materials to survive.

battelle company predicts that the demand in the future will be increasing, because Therefore, they will continue to find ways to shorten the cost gap between the two

linden said: "To produce this kind of plastic, first of all, corn is decomposed into sugar, and then these sugars are fermented into lactic acid. In this process, polylactic acid polymers are produced. Then these polymers are transformed into resin particles, which can be heated and injected into various necessary molds to become products. The plastic produced by this method is very clean electronic components, and it looks no different from other plastic packaging.

a bioplastics The material sales company said, "although bioplastics are now 20% to 50% more expensive than traditional petroleum ones, there is still demand."

natureworks is the world's largest PLA factory. Although it is still in the middle of the economic downturn, they are very confident in the future. For many people's concerns about the price change of raw materials, linden replied: Although the price of corn changes greatly, the price change of starch used in commodity production is not large

finally, linden said, "what we need to do is to hope that people can replace these disposable products with durable and reusable products. In this regard, PLA is not far from our expectations.

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