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Bugworkers spin plastic gold from straw

By PRW Staff
Posted 1 February 2013

Spain’s Technological Institute of Plastics (Aimplas) is developing a fully-biodegradable plastic produced from wheat straw for applications in the manufacturing of white goods and electronic equipment.

Aimplas is coordinating the Bugworkers project, involving a total of 15 European partners, which amongst other things is looking at using cellulose nanofibers extracted from wheat straw as a reinforcement.

So far, the partners involved in Bugworkers have achieved good  results in terms of process efficiency and are therefore taking the process to an industrial scale.

"We need a high yield in the bioplastic synthesis process using bacteria before we are able to speak of a cost competitive product but we are getting very positive results in Bugworkers with regards to this," said Ana Espert, technical coordinator at Aimplas.

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