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Novomer and Penford partner to produce biobased thermoplastics [Registered]

The US based companies Novomer and Penford have entered into a joint development agreement that will leverage the two companies’ core technologies and expertise to produce biobased thermoplastics. The partnership will exploit Novomer’s expertise in sustainable polymers and Penford’s expertise in specialty starch based formulations to create highly-functional, cost-effective, and biobased thermoplastics to extend or replace petroleum based plastics in barrier films and structured articles. The new alliance was created to accelerate the development and commercialization of innovative starch-polypropylene carbonate polymer composites. Although its use has been limited due to inherent performance characteristics, starch, comprised of plant-based, biodegradable polymers, has…

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