Replacing oil in plastics production with organic waste



organic wasteInnovative technologies are replacing oil with vegetable components to make plastics with fascinating properties. Spanish scientists and engineers are developing the eco-friendly and smart plastic packaging of tomorrow.

In the AITIIP lab in Zaragosa bio-polymers extracted from agricultural waste are mixed with nano-additives and melted at 200 degrees celsius. That is the basic recipe for the new bioplastic developed within a Europeanresearch project.

The combination of components makes the new material robust and gives it special features. For instance, nano-clays create large-surface, one- nanometer-thin films that act as a protective barrier.

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