Posted on 03/05/2016 in 32 2016
CREPIM: challenges for bio-sourced polymers

Guillaume Capon: bio-based polymers have a positive image, but industrial implementation requires addressing challenges of processability, cost and availability. Chemical modification is generally necessary to produce industrially reliable and processable polymer materials, in particular to achieve required processing temperatures and stability and to avoid water uptake problems.

Price must be competitive with petro-chemical feedstocks and industrial volumes of bio-sourced feedstock must be reliably available, without competing with food production.

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