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Teysha Technologies develops biodegradable plastic alternatives

Its AggiePol bio-plastic is derived from sustainable, natural feedstocks such as starches and agricultural waste A company has developed fully biodegradable substitutes for existing oil-based plastics. Teysha Technologies says its new polymer technology could significantly reduce plastic pollutionand replace many traditional products used in the automotive and medical industries. Its bio-plastic, called AggiePol, is derived from sustainable, […]

Teysha Technologies develops breakthrough in biodegradable plastics

Teysha Technologies has developed a natural polycarbonate platform that can create fully biodegradable substitutes for existing petroleum-based plastics. AggiePol, the bioplastic, is derived from sustainable feedstocks and can be physically, mechanically and chemically tuned to suit the needs of its intended application. The versatile material could replace the traditional plastic used in the automotive industry and medical equipment. […]

New Polymer Technology Could Reduce Plastic Pollution

Following years of research, Teysha Technologies has developed a natural polycarbonate platform that can create fully biodegradable substitutes for existing petroleum-based plastics. The bioplastic, AggiePol, is derived from sustainable feedstocks and can be physically, mechanically, and chemically tuned to suit the needs of its intended application. The versatile material could replace the traditional plastic used in the automotive industry […]

Cleantech to watch in 2019

From the harrowing IPCC report on global warming to cases of whales dying after ingesting many kilograms of plastic, 2018 was rife with stories underlining the importance of clean technology. So, what will 2019 have in store for the cleantech industry? Here, Matthew Stone, CEO of cleantech investment company US Cleantech, explores three clean technologies […]

Plastics from plants in building foam insulation could help prevent another Grenfell

A bio-plastics partnership has developed the chemistry behind a plant-based fire-suppressant building material that could have helped prevent the Grenfell disaster in London in June 2017. Grenfell Tower is a block of flats in North Kensington, London that suffered a major fire and resulted in 72 deaths. A public inquiry into the fire is still […]

NATURAL BUILDING BLOCKS

Two biopolymer scientists talk about creating a plastic substitute As policymakers continue to crack down on plastics, with the EU Parliament recently approving a ban on single-use plastics, businesses are increasingly under pressure to source earth-friendly bioplastics for their products. Here, we talk to two scientists from Teysha Technologies: Professor Karen L. Wooley, the inventor and […]

UK start-up claims bioplastics breakthrough

Teysha Technologies Ltd, a London-based bioplastics startup, claims to have developed a breakthrough technology to develop organic-based plastic substitute. In a statement to PNE, the company said its “plug-and-play” process take monomers and co-monomers from bio-based feedstock, such as starches and agricultural waste, to produce biopolymers that can be used in a large variety of […]

Teysha Technologies creates platform for tuneable bioplastics

In the last three years, there has been a noticeable awakening of the public consciousness concerning the damage caused by traditional plastics. Matthew Stone, commercialisation director of plastic substitute specialist Teysha Technologies, explains how the latest breakthroughs in earth-friendly plastic substitutes may offer an answer. “While the world has had a plastic problem for decades, […]

‘Plug-and-Play’ Bioplastic Platform Results in Various Grades of PC

Teysha Technologies’ proprietary platform enables development of polymers that combine strength and toughness with hydrolytic breakdown to biologically beneficial byproducts at end of life.  We recently were contacted by U.K.-based Teysha Technologies, which after more than a decade of research has achieved a landmark breakthrough in creating a viable substitute for existing petroleum-based PC resins, […]