Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A macromolecule in a living organism that is formed by linking together several smaller molecules, as a protein from amino acids or DNA from nucleotides.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. any macromolecule of a living organism that is formed from the polymerization of smaller entities; a polymer that occurs in a living organism or results from life.

Etymologies

bio- + polymer (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • A biopolymer is a naturally-derived alternative to synthetic polymers, which are long molecules that join other molecules together.

    Radio New Zealand News Headlines

  • Italy-based Leoplast Group, which uses natural vegetable-based and renewable sources such as biopolymer produced by NatureWorks LLC, said companies don’t realize the kind of impact they can have by using more eco-friendly packaging.

    News

  • Braskem The Brazilian chemical giant Braskem just started up the world 's largest biopolymer facility.

    Bioplastics Boom

  • Cargill Inc. 's NatureWorks LLC of Minnetonka, Minn., is scouting locations and seeking a partner to build a plant that will double its biopolymer capacity.

    Just One Word: Bioplastics

  • The Brazilian chemical giant Braskem SA just started up the world 's largest biopolymer facility.

    Just One Word: Bioplastics

  • NatureWorks biopolymer has been successfully composted in applications where collection is feasible and a commercial composting infrastructure is in place.

    Noble Juice PLA Packaging

  • The multiple disposal alternatives of NatureWorks biopolymer means it can play a key role in landfill diversion.

    Noble Juice PLA Packaging

  • In addition to its ability to be mechanically recycled and composted, NatureWorks® biopolymer has shown favorable properties for use where incineration is the preferred waste disposal system and offers potential for chemical recycling.

    Noble Juice PLA Packaging

  • Trials by leading NIR (Near Infrared) machine sorting system manufacturers show that NatureWorks biopolymer can be separated from the post-consumer RPET (recycled Polyethylene Terapthalate) stream, and can be separated into its own stream when post-consumer amounts warrant.

    Noble Juice PLA Packaging

  • The ecotainer cups have an inner plastic biopolymer lining derived from corn.

    23 posts from July 2007

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