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2010-03-09 15:43:00

SAN JOSE, Calif., March 9 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- In a paper published in the American Chemical Society journal, Macromolecules, scientists from IBM (NYSE: IBM) and Stanford University detail discoveries that could lead to the development of new types of biodegradable, biocompatible plastics. The result of a multi-year research effort, the breakthrough also could lead to a new recycling process that has the potential to significantly increase the ability to recycle and reuse common PET...

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2010-03-09 10:15:00

Researchers at IBM said they have discovered a way to make biodegradable plastic from plants that could replace petroleum-based plastics and other products that are not good for the environment. According to Chandrasekhar "Spike" Narayan, a manager of science and technology at IBM's Almaden Research Center in Northern California, the discovery promises Earth-friendly plastic products that are made in way that will save energy. "This discovery and new approach using organic catalysts could...

2010-02-17 09:59:34

Food packaging and other disposable plastic items could soon be composted at home along with organic waste thanks to a new sugar-based polymer. The degradable polymer is made from sugars known as lignocellulosic biomass, which come from non-food crops such as fast-growing trees and grasses, or renewable biomass from agricultural or food waste. It is being developed at Imperial College London by a team of Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council scientists led by Dr Charlotte...

2009-12-28 07:30:00

MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif., Dec. 28 /PRNewswire/ -- As biodegradable plastics fall under the "green" category, they exhibit high potential for growth compared to other thriving environment-friendly technologies in the renewable energy and chemicals segments. Opportunities are proliferating in key application areas such as packaging/plastic bags, agriculture, consumer goods, electronics, automotive, and healthcare. Growth in this sector occurs due to factors such as climate change, favorable...

2009-11-25 06:51:00

NEW YORK, Nov. 25 /PRNewswire/ -- Reportlinker.com announces that a new market research report is available in its catalogue: Automotive Plastics - A World Market Review http://www.reportlinker.com/p0164442/Automotive-Plastics---A-World-Market-Review.html Greater flexibility in terms of design, lightweight, offering fuel efficiency and several other excellent properties are stimulating the use of plastics in automotive parts. Buoyed by the rapidly growing high temperature plastics and...

2009-11-18 11:00:00

WEST DES MOINES, Iowa, Nov. 18 /PRNewswire/ -- Hiland Premium Artesian Water, exclusively available at Kum & Go convenience stores, is now available in the ENSO biodegradable plastic bottle. (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20090420/LA00682LOGO) Hiland Premium Artesian Water is sourced from a natural artesian aquifer that is sealed and protected for purity, producing superior quality water with perfect PH balance. This premium water is offered exclusively at Kum & Go,...

2009-11-13 07:00:00

RIVERBANK, Calif., Nov. 13 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- ECO2 Plastics, Inc., (OTC Bulletin Board: EOPI), the eco-friendly recycling company that is changing the way plastics are recycled, announced today that its waterless cleaning process was recognized by Popular Science magazine as one of the Top 100 innovations of the year, winning the coveted "Best of What's New" award in the Green Tech category. ECO2 was selected for its innovative approach to solving the dirty little secret of plastic...

2009-11-11 14:09:00

KIAMESHA LAKE, N.Y., Nov. 11 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Boreal Water Collection Inc. (OTC: BRWC.PK) announced today they will debut their private label water in the ENSO biodegradable plastic bottle at the PLMA trade show in Chicago. (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20091111/LA09615LOGO) (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20090420/LA00682LOGO) "Boreal Water Collection's goal is to become North America's leading producer of high-end private label bottled water," said...

2009-11-10 09:55:00

NEW YORK, Nov. 10 /PRNewswire/ -- Reportlinker.com announces that a new market research report is available in its catalogue. World Bioplastics Industry http://www.reportlinker.com/p0158674/World-Bioplastics-Industry.html#utm_source=prnewswire&utm_medium=pr&utm_campaign=prnewswire Global demand to increase more than fourfold by 2013 Global demand for bioplastics, which include plastic resins that are biodegradable or derived from plant-based sources, will rise more than...

2009-09-16 04:00:00

WASHINGTON, Sept.16 /PRNewswire/ -- Envion Inc. is leading the charge towards a green future with the introduction of a revolutionary plastic-to-oil conversion technology. The Envion Oil Generator(TM) (EOG) is a first-of-its-kind technology that converts any type of plastic waste into high quality, synthetic light medium oil for less than $10 per barrel. Envion introduced its first market-ready commercial unit at a demonstration held at the Montgomery County Solid Waste Transfer Station...


Word of the Day
endocarp
  • The hard inner (usually woody) layer of the pericarp of some fruits (as peaches or plums or cherries or olives) that contains the seed.
This word comes from the Greek 'endon,' in, within, plus the Greek 'karpos', fruit.
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