Green Polymers

Go green, go natural! once it involves polymers, inexperienced and natural aren't identical. As their name implies, natural polymers (or biopolymers) square measure polymers that occur naturally or square measure created by living organisms (such as polysaccharide, silk, chitin, protein, DNA). By a wider definition, natural polymers is unreal out of raw materials that square measure found in nature.

In addition, the employment of renewable resources for inexperienced compound production mustn't contend with food production, mustn't promote intense farming or deforestation, and will not use transgenic plants or genetically changed bacteria; perishable polymers mustn't turn out inhalable spores or nanoparticles.

Although natural polymers still quantity to but I Chronicles of the three hundred million loads of plastics created per annum, their production is steady rising. In the U.S., demand for natural polymers has been foreseen to expand half-dozen.9 p.c annually and rise from $3.3 billion in 2012 to $4.6 billion in 2016. The market is driven by a growing demand for natural polymers with medical and pharmaceutical medical applications. Natural polymers are also utilized in construction and adhesives, food, the food packaging and food industries, and cosmetics and toiletries, similarly because the paint and inks industries. The market is LED by polysaccharide ethers and conjointly includes starch and fermentation polymers, exudates and vegetable gums, protein-based polymers, and marine polymers.

  • A high content of raw material in the product
  • A clean (no-waste) production process
  • No use of additional substances such as organic solvents
  • High energy efficiency in manufacturing
  • Use of renewable resources and renewable energy
  • Absence of health and environmental hazards
  • High safety standards
  • Low carbon footprint
  • Controlled product lifecycles with effective waste recycling

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