Chemical Engineering & Materials Science

Bioplastics - The New Generation Plastics

Event Date/Time: 
April 3, 2013 - 6:00pm
Event Location: 
1345 Engineering Building
Speaker: 
Professor Ramani Narayan

Plastics are everywhere - from agriculture, to electronics, to medical devices to packaging. Starting from a mere 16.5 millon tons in 1950 they reached 280 million ton in 2011 and continue to show explosive growth worldwide. They are strong, light weigth, easy to process, versatile properties, inexpensive and have become the materials of choice in almost every major end-use application.

We will review these exciting developments and see how this new plastics world is evolving and how it impacts you. Come, touch, feel and see these new plastics at the meeting.

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