The new, innovative material was invented at the Department of Polymer Technology at the Faculty of Chemistry of the Gdańsk University of Technology.
The newly-discovered bioplastic is derived from renewable sources and completely biodegradable.
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.
The material developed by the Gdańsk researchers has been protected by patent in Poland, Germany, France and Great Britain.
The Centre for Knowledge and Technology Transfer at the Gdańsk University of Technology is looking for entrepreneurs interested in putting the bioplastic to use.
In 2015, the bioplastic received a gold medal at the Concours Lepine International Exhibition of Inventions, which took place in Paris.
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