Chemists redesign biological PHAs, 'dream' biodegradable plastics

Image: Sun on springtime forest floor; Copyright: Kajan81

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Image: Redesigned PHA in as-synthesized powder form (left), a white test specimen (middle) and a toughness testing machine (right). All images connected by arrows; Copyright: Colorado State University

The redesigned PHA in as-synthesized powder form (left), melt-processed and molded into test specimens (middle), and mechanically tested for toughness (right). Source: Colorado State University

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