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02/27/2013

Plastic from pine sap

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    The idea is to make biodegradable plastics from pine sap.
    The rosin and turpentine that can be derived from evergreens is rich in hydrocarbons similar to some components of petroleum. These hydrocarbon-rich materials can be converted into plastics through polymerization, but the process for creating plastics from petroleum is much more developed than any current processes using renewable sources.
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