Using a simple manufacturing method for plastics based on extrusion, the potential biodegradability of polyester plastics is improved to make readily compostable plastics. This technology employs a straightforward addition of readily available salicylic acid to polyesters to improve biodegradability.
Primary Application Area: Materials, Chemical
Technology Development Status: Prototype
Technology Readiness Level: TRL 3
Organization Type: Academic/Gov Lab
Market Keywords: Packaging, films, biomedical devices