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October 17th, 2006

Making more functional biopolymers

Abstract:
In response to increased environmental concerns and, more recently, skyrocketing oil prices, Turng's research team is working to perfect bio-based plastics that hold up well in use, yet break down quickly in a landfill.

Made from renewable resources such as corn or soybeans, these bio-based polymers for plastics are commonly used in products ranging from composting bags and mulch film to baby diapers.

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University of Wisconsin

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