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Thermoplastics applications for high grade lignin [Registered]

The Canadian company Lignol Energy Corporation is a pioneer in the production of high grade lignin extracted from lignocellulosic feedstocks destined for biofuels production. The company recently announced promising results in the use of their High Performance Lignin (HP-LTM lignin) for thermoplastics production. There is a large global market for thermoplastics, which include materials such as polyethylene and polypropylene. Industry sources estimate that these two plastics alone have a combined global demand exceeding 100 million tonnes per year. Thermoplastics are very versatile and are used in a wide variety of industrial items, consumer goods and products such as food packaging,…

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