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Australia's Cardia Bioplastics and Univ. of Sydney researchers develop renewable PPC polymers

4:35 AM MDT | June 7, 2013 | Francinia Protti-Alvarez

Cardia Bioplastics (Mulgrave, Australia) and biomolecular engineers at the University of Sydney are developing more cost-effective polypropylene carbonate (PPC) polymers, Cardia has announced. A team led by Fariba Dehghani, associate professor in the university's faculty of engineering and information technologies, has commenced a project to design a process to create purified biodegradable, renewable, and carbon dioxide (CO2)–based PPC polymers. "Converting captured CO2 into products such as chemicals, plastics, or other commodities is pivotal in our...

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