Joint development of scientists from India and RussiaA variety of biodegradable polymer with improved technological properties has been created by a joint group of scientists from Siberian universities and the Mahatma Gandhi Indian University. The peculiarity of nature-safe plastics in their fragility, cracks appear and grow on the surface of things made of plastics, the color and shape of products changes. This problem was solved by a joint group.
"A new type of biodegradable polymer from the polyhydroxyalkanoate (PGA) class has been obtained. It is able to maintain basic performance characteristics (including plasticity) up to 180 days or more. The new polymer developed by scientists has the main advantages of a biomaterial: it is absolutely non-toxic and hypoallergenic. At the same time, it demonstrates increased strength comparable to that of synthetic polymers.As a result of these "borderline" properties, durable bioplastics can be used in the manufacture of packaging oh ... and containers used for the production of medical equipment, "- said the representative of the university.