biopolymer


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bi·o·pol·y·mer

(bī'ō-pol'ē-mer),
A naturally occurring compound that is a polymer containing identical or similar subunits.

biopolymer

(bī′ō-pŏl′ə-mər)
n.
A macromolecule in a living organism that is formed by linking together several smaller molecules, as a protein from amino acids or DNA from nucleotides.

biopolymer

Any biomacromolecule found within a living thing, which consists of monomeric units covalently bonded to form larger units—e.g., proteins and peptides are (bio)polymers of amino acids; nucleic acids (DNA or RNA) are polymers of nucleotides; polysaccharides are polymers of carbohydrates

bi·o·pol·y·mer

(bīō-poli-mĕr)
A naturally occurring compound that is a polymer containing identical or similar subunits.

biopolymer

any protein or nucleic acid produced by a living organism.
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Often, combinations of several biopolymers are needed to ensure good organoleptic quality in a product.
Dr Ebnesajjad provides readers with an in-depth reference for the plastics industry - material suppliers and processors, bio-polymer producers, bio-polymer processors and fabricators - and for industry sectors utilizing biopolymers - automotive, packaging, construction, wind turbine manufacturers, film manufacturers, adhesive and coating industries, medical device manufacturers, biomedical engineers, and the recycling industry.
Metabolix has previously demonstrated production of Mirel biopolymer resin at industrial scale.
Color Masterbatches : Metabolix biopolymer color masterbatches are highly compatible with a wide range of biopolymers, and can preserve high bio-content and certifiable compostability for broad end-of-life options, including soil and marine degradability and suitability for home compost.
Other firms presenting additives for biopolymers included DuPont and PolyOne.
The program for the 2012 Biopolymers Symposium will give attendees the most comprehensive look into the bioplastics industry today and exposure to the organizations making a difference," said Barbara Fowler, conference director for Smithers Rapra.
There is a dedicated chapter on industrially available biopolymers and their applications and well as a chapter detailing the ongoing research, current trends and future challenges.
and the Aichi Industrial Technology Institute have developed a biopolymer of polybutylene succinate (PBS) and bamboo fiber for auto interiors.
Metabolix's technology platform has led to the development of a line of biopolymer resins marketed under the Mirel[TM] and Mvera[TM] brands, as well as the development of biobased industrial chemicals as "drop in" replacements for petroleum-based products.
Metabolix Develops New PHA Biopolymer Modifiers to Improve Performance of PLA While Retaining Clarity, Biobased Properties and Compostability; Developments to be Presented at Innovation Takes Root 2014
More specifically, BCC Research sees global biopolymer demand at about 206 million lb/ yr in 2005, comprising 95 million lb for compost bags, 55 million lb for loose-fill "peanuts," 28 million lb for packaging film and sheet, and 28 million lb for miscellaneous uses.
After the introduction which summarizes the importance of biopolymer in the market, the book covers almost all the topics related to polysaccharides, biofibers, bioplastics, biocomposites, natural rubber, gums, bacterial and blood compatible polymers, and applications of biopolymers in various fields.