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  • Journal title : Applied Chemistry for Engineering
  • Volume 27, Issue 3,  2016, pp.245-251
  • Publisher : The Korean Society of Industrial and Engineering Chemistry
  • DOI : 10.14478/ace.2016.1034
 Title & Authors
Trends of Environment-friendly Bioplastics
Lee, Jaechoon; Pai, Chaulmin;
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Trends of bioplastics, especially biomass-based bioplastics which is one of the most promising ways to solve the depletion of fossil fuels and global warming problems, were investigated. Emerged bioplastic polymers such as polylacticacid (PLA), polyglycolicacid (PGA) for cosmetic additive, polyhydroxyalkanoate (PHA) produced by bacterial fermentation, and cost effective starch-based polymer were discussed with their general studies. Also recent technologies of environment-friendly bioplastics for packaging and construction materials as well as disposable hygienic goods were briefly reviewed.
bioplastics;biomass;degradable polymer;packaging materials;
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