The Evolution of Bio-based Plastics beyond Petrochemical Plastics
Dongyeop Oh, Hwang Seongyeon, Park Jeyeong
Environmental and health concerns force the search for sustainable plastics that utilise bio-derived monomers. However, previously reported bio-derived thermosets or thermoplastics rarely offer thermal/mechanical properties, scalability, or recycling that match those of petrochemical plastics. Here, we report the production of high performance bio-based plastics. 1. tough biodegradable plastics. 2. high Tg super engineering bio-based plastics.