Scientists Use Pine Sap to Create Biodegradable, Renewable Plastics

February 25, 2013 by  
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Photo via Shutterstock As we begin to see the devastating effects of plastic pollution on our environment, scientists are working towards generating more eco-friendly alternatives to petroleum-based materials. Chuanbing Tang from the University of South Carolina is looking to the noble conifer to provide the key to biodegradable, renewable plastics. His research group has been altering the natural resins of firs, pines, and other evergreens through polymerization to create compounds that are more sustainable than fossil fuel-derived plastics. Read the rest of Scientists Use Pine Sap to Create Biodegradable, Renewable Plastics Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: aromatic , chinese acaemy of forestry , chuanbing tang , conifer , cycloaliphatic , fir , fuxiang chu , hydrocarbons , macromolecular rapid communications , microbes , perry wilbon , petroleum , pine , plastic , polymerization , resin , rosin , terpenes , terpenoids , Tree , turpentine , University of South Carolina

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Scientists Use Pine Sap to Create Biodegradable, Renewable Plastics

Scientists Use Pine Sap to Create Biodegradable, Renewable Plastics

February 25, 2013 by  
Filed under Eco, Green

Photo via Shutterstock As we begin to see the devastating effects of plastic pollution on our environment, scientists are working towards generating more eco-friendly alternatives to petroleum-based materials. Chuanbing Tang from the University of South Carolina is looking to the noble conifer to provide the key to biodegradable, renewable plastics. His research group has been altering the natural resins of firs, pines, and other evergreens through polymerization to create compounds that are more sustainable than fossil fuel-derived plastics. Read the rest of Scientists Use Pine Sap to Create Biodegradable, Renewable Plastics Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: aromatic , chinese acaemy of forestry , chuanbing tang , conifer , cycloaliphatic , fir , fuxiang chu , hydrocarbons , macromolecular rapid communications , microbes , perry wilbon , petroleum , pine , plastic , polymerization , resin , rosin , terpenes , terpenoids , Tree , turpentine , University of South Carolina

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Scientists Use Pine Sap to Create Biodegradable, Renewable Plastics

Scientists Use Pine Sap to Create Biodegradable, Renewable Plastics

February 25, 2013 by  
Filed under Eco, Green

Photo via Shutterstock As we begin to see the devastating effects of plastic pollution on our environment, scientists are working towards generating more eco-friendly alternatives to petroleum-based materials. Chuanbing Tang from the University of South Carolina is looking to the noble conifer to provide the key to biodegradable, renewable plastics. His research group has been altering the natural resins of firs, pines, and other evergreens through polymerization to create compounds that are more sustainable than fossil fuel-derived plastics. Read the rest of Scientists Use Pine Sap to Create Biodegradable, Renewable Plastics Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: aromatic , chinese acaemy of forestry , chuanbing tang , conifer , cycloaliphatic , fir , fuxiang chu , hydrocarbons , macromolecular rapid communications , microbes , perry wilbon , petroleum , pine , plastic , polymerization , resin , rosin , terpenes , terpenoids , Tree , turpentine , University of South Carolina

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