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Biopolymers: Could PHA Succeed PLA? (update)

10:45 AM MDT | April 8, 2009 | Alex Scott

Polyhydroxyalkanoates (PHA), a class of biopolymers, could succeed the use of polylactic acid (PLA) in many applications, according to the implications of research presented by George Guo-Qiang Chen, professor of microbiology and biomaterials at Tsinghua University, (Beijing). The findings come after some chemical firms have invested tens of millions of dollars into PLA manufacturing capacity. Chen presented his findings at Innovation & New Product Development in the Chemical Industry, a conference held by events group ENG (Amsterdam) recently in Amsterdam...

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