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Lecture by Prof. Isao Noda, Department of Materials Science and Engineering, University of Delaware, U.S.A
"Bio-based and biodegradable plastics NodaxTM made from renewable resources"

Public talk
21.01.2020 06:00pm
Auditorium of the university, main building, Fürstengraben 1, 07743 Jena

Polyhydroxyalkanoates (PHAs) belong to an interesting family of biopolymers produced by
a number of microorganisms. They are polyesters metabolically synthesized by microbes as
an energy storage medium in a manner very similar to fats and oils in higher organisms.
As bio-based and totally biodegradable thermoplastics, PHAs have a potential of being
used as a replacement material for conventional petroleum-based plastics. A new class
of PHA copolymers, initially developed by a research team of P&G and later transferred to
Danimer Scientific for commercialization, have successfully overcome the traditional cost
and performance limitations of earlier bio-based resins and is now making a steady inroad
to become a mainstream plastic.

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