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A startup is moving ahead with an efficient method to make biodegradable plastic.
Dow Chemical is building a plant to make polyethylene from sugarcane at costs that rival petrochemical production.
Plastic RFID tags will be the first product to use printed nanotube transistors.
Consumers may find that the virtues of biodegradable plastics are really a mixed bag.
A novel adhesive is extremely strong, and its stickiness is reversible.
A New Zealand company uses microorganisms to convert carbon monoxide into ethanol and plastics precursors.
New catalysts convert glucose into a valuable chemical feedstock.
Researchers have developed a new material that can fill in its own surface cracks.
A plastic from recombinant E. coli gets FDA approval for use in safer, ultrastrong sutures.
Chemical process can recycle PET bottles at lower temperatures.