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.
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When the edible biopolymer film is applied to the surface of another food product, it creates a uniform barrier with a tight adhesion that seals in moisture and prevents oxidation by the air.
Biopolymers may be the "silicon" of tomorrow's polymers, with a potential impact on a wide spectrum of both electronic and opto electronic devices, while at the same time being inexpensive and easy to process.
Biopolymers now offer product performance, price, environmental compatibility, high visibility and thus far more overall value to the consumer, with far better sustainability for the earth.
This mixture of different molecular weight protein biopolymers and mete oxides, in its various proportions, was trademarked by General Motors under the name the name GMBond.
In connection with the wind down of biopolymer operations, Metabolix ceased pilot production of biopolymer materials and reached agreements with the owner-operators of its biopolymer pilot production facilities regarding the termination of these services.
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An acellular exopolysaccharide biopolymer has been produced from sugarcane molasses through of bacterial synthesis (Zoogloea sp) in the Carpina Experimental Station of Sugarcane/ Rural University of Pernambuco/Brazil, since 1990, composed of different monosaccharides (PatersonBeedle etal., 2000).
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Bioplastics manufacturer Danimer Scientific, formerly MHG (Meredian Holdings Group), Bainbridge, Ga., announced plans to purchase and convert an 88,000-[ft.sup.2] building in Winchester, Ky., into a fermentation plant to produce its proprietary Nodax PHA biopolymer. Nodax PHA can be used to manufacture biodegradable plastic products, including drinking straws, food packaging, cups, bottles, shopping bags, plates, trash bags, and labels.
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M2 EQUITYBITES-March 21, 2018-BioLogiQ awarded the USDA 100% certification label for NuPlastiQ GP BioPolymer biobased product