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Squid teeth may hold answer to biodegradable thermoplastics

Squid teeth may hold answer to biodegradable thermoplastics

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Materials scientists are always attempting to develop new thermoplastics, polymer materials that can melt and be reformed without degradation, have been particularly focused on studying...

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Plasticulture
2013-04-01 12:21:33

The term plasticulture is in reference to the practice of utilizing plastic materials in agricultural applications. The plastic materials themselves are frequently and broadly referred to as “ag plastics.” Plasticulture ag plastics can include soil fumigation film, nursery pots and silage bags, irrigation drip tape or tubing, but the term is most frequently used to describe all kinds of plastic plant and soil coverings. Such coverings range from plastic mulch film, high and low...

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