Bioplastic PHA puts new muscle in flexible PVC compounds

New research from Metabolix is putting an interesting twist on the fitness-of-PVC-for-medical applications debate. Naturally produced plastics called polyhydroxyalkanoates (PHAs) can be used as a modifier to significantly improve the physical properties of a PVC compound while simultaneously reducing the amount of phthalate plasticizers needed to make the material flexible for applications such as bags and tubing. Tagging Options Domain:  All Sites Keywords:  PVC phthalates Metabolix read more

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Bioplastic PHA puts new muscle in flexible PVC compounds

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