Water meets cellulose: Environmentally friendly plastic made from hydroplastic polymers

Interview with Prof. Dr. Kai Zhang, University Professor of Wood Technology and Wood Chemistry, Georg-August-Universität Göttingen

Exklusively für K-MAG

Image: Pasta, rice and beans packed in plastic; Copyright: PantherMedia / poring (YAYMicro)

The new plastic is said to be usable in a variety of ways, something as packaging for food. Source: PantherMedia / poring (YAYMicro)

27/10/2021

Image: Prof. Kai Zhang smiles at the camera; Copyright: Kai Zhang

Prof. Kai Zhang. Source: Kai Zhang

Image: Small hydroplastic polymer is held by two hands in blue gloves; Copyright: Kai Zhang

The newly produced bioplastic consists of hydroplastic polymers, which are soft and can be molded on contact with water. Source: Kai Zhang

Kyra Molinari (Editorial team K-MAG), edited by Carlotta Hensel

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