Researchers from Gdansk University invent new bioplastic

The chemists from the Gdansk University of Technology has invented a new bioplastic, which is derived mainly from starch. The bioplastic is completely biodegradable and can be used to minimize the problem of plastic waste.

Derived from renewable sources, the newly-discovered bioplastic was invented at the Department of Polymer Technology at the Faculty of Chemistry of the Gdansk University of Technology.

Work to improve the properties of the bioplastic lasted for several years. In the end, researchers managed to obtain a bioplastic with thermoplastic properties (products can take on many different shapes) that allows the creation of objects that are durable enough for single use.

Developed by the Gdansk researchers, this innovative material has been protected by patent in Poland, Germany, France and Great Britain.

The Centre for Knowledge and Technology Transfer at the Gdansk University of Technology is seeking for entrepreneurs interested in putting the bioplastic to use.

The bioplastic received a gold medal at the Concours Lepine International Exhibition of Inventions, which took place in Paris in 2015.

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