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Biodegradable Packaging

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Researchers propose squid protein bioplastic

Biodegradable Packaging Patent Forecast®

February 27, 2019

Researchers at Pennsylvania State University have recently discovered a protein in the ringed teeth of a squid's predatory arms that can be processed into fibers and films. Its applications range from plastic alternatives to self-healing recyclable fabrics that reduce microplastic pollution. Materials made from this protein are eco-friendly and biodegradable, with sustainable large-scale production achieved using laboratory culture methods.

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