My watch list
my.chemeurope.com  
Login  

39 Current news about the topic biopolymers

rss

You can refine your search further. Select from the filter options on the left to narrow down your results.

image description
Largest Synthetic Polysaccharide Assembled

Linear 100-mer polysaccharide within 188 hours

05-May-2020

Chemists at the Max Planck Institute of Colloids and Interfaces (Potsdam, Germany) have set a milestone by preparing the two largest carbohydrates ever assembled. Using an Automated Glycan Assembly (AGA) instrument originally developed at the institute they prepared a linear 100-mer and achieved ...

more

image description
Bioplastics from Waste Fats

Using bacteria to replace plastics derived from fossil oil

25-Sep-2019

450 million tons of plastic are produced globally each year. PHAs represent a tentative approach to defeating the plague that is plastic. PHA stands for Polyhydroxyalkanoates. Polyhydroxyalkanoates are biopolymers and are referred to as bioplastics due to the similarity of their thermoplastic ...

more

image description
Evonik reorganizes its polyamide business

10-May-2019

The specialty chemicals company has already begun construction of a new polyamide 12 (PA 12) facility complex and is expanding its production of transparent polyamides at the Marl Chemical Park, and, in so doing, is concentrating its activities on high-performance materials for attractive growth ...

more

image description
A path to sustainable and biodegradable polyesters

04-Jun-2018

There's a good chance you've touched something made out of the polyolefin polymer today. It's often used in polyethylene products like plastic bags or polypropylene products like diapers. As useful as polyolefins are in society, they continue to multiply as trash in the environment. Scientists ...

more

Polymerisation pilot facilities can accelerate the development of biobased materials

30-Jun-2017

While the polymerisation of biobased monomers is an important step in making plastics, resins and coatings from plant materials which can compete with their fossil counterparts, there are currently no pilot facilities for this process available in the Dutch R&D ecosystem. Industry, regional ...

more

image description
Oyster shells inspire new method to make superstrong, flexible polymers

09-Jun-2017

Researchers at Columbia Engineering have demonstrated for the first time a new technique that takes its inspiration from the nacre of oyster shells, a composite material that has extraordinary mechanical properties, including great strength and resilience. By changing the crystallization speed of ...

more

image description
Mountains of waste could lead to new US manufacturing, jobs

18-May-2017

Waste material from the paper and pulp industry soon could be made into anything from tennis rackets to cars. "We have overcome one of the industry's most challenging issues by discovering how to make good quality carbon fiber from waste," said Dr. Joshua Yuan, Texas A&M AgriLife Research ...

more

Nanozymes - efficient antidote against pesticides

09-Mar-2017

Members of the Faculty of Chemistry of the Lomonosov Moscow State University have developed novel nanosized agents - nanozymes, which could be used as efficient protective and antidote modalities against the impact of neurotoxic organophosphorous compounds: pesticides and chemical warfare ...

more

AkzoNobel cooperates with Itaconix

Agreement on development of bio-based polymers

30-Jan-2017

AkzoNobel has signed a framework joint development agreement with specialty chemicals company Itaconix to explore opportunities for the production of bio-based polymers. With this agreement, AkzoNobel will pursue the development and commercialization of bio-based polymers. Itaconix will ...

more

image description
First random laser made of paper-based ceramics

14-Nov-2016

Working with physicists from the University of Rome, a team led by Professor Cordt Zollfrank from the Technical University of Munich (TUM) built the first controllable random laser based on cellulose paper in Straubing. The team thereby showed how naturally occurring structures can be adapted for ...

more

Page 1 From 4
Subscribe to e-mail updates relating to your search

You will receive via e-mail the latest search results matching your search criteria. This service is free of charge and can be cancelled at any time.

Your browser is not current. Microsoft Internet Explorer 6.0 does not support some functions on Chemie.DE