Published On: Thu, Jul 2nd, 2009

Industry gets behind biopolymer research

Several European industrial companies are sponsoring research into bioplastics at the Ecole des Mines in Paris.

Nestlé, Schneider Electric, PSA, Arkema and l’Oreal are co-funding a Chair in Bioplastics, which includes six PhD theses. The research programme will study the properties of polymers derived from renewable resources, as well as their industrial application.