New anti-germ biodegradable plastic

polimero.jpgA team of Spanish researchers has developed a germ-destroying plastic  that degrades by itself once it has come to the end of its useful life.

The team from CSIC (Spanish Council for Scientific Research) sees many possibilities for the experimental procedure in the field of food packaging, although it may also have applications in medical supplies such as syringes, catheters and biosensors.

logo-csic1.jpgThe director of the Research project, Marcos Fernández, has highlighted its commercial viability for the plastics industry.

The sought-after properties were obtained using a photo-catalyzer based on a modified titanium oxide, directly incorporated in the molding process of the plastic component.

The oxide uses sunlight as the energy source to degrade the plastic material at the end of its lifecycle.

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2 Comments on “New anti-germ biodegradable plastic”

  1. Helen Jack Says:

    Biodegradable Product helps in keeping our environment green and clean . Biodegradable plastic and polymer resins can be converted into biodegradable plastic bags and other polymer resins products of any size and thicknesses is given by Natur-Tec.com.

  2. Irene Hsu Says:

    The technology you’ve mentioned is similiar to oxo-biodegradable, which belongs to a kind of biodegradable plastic technology. For more information you can visit http://www.biodeg.org, and you can also find the available sources in http://www.d2w.asia


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