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- n. A phenol obtained from anacardic acid, used in resins and coatings.
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The cellulose in this new bio-plastic comes from the stems of plants, including grass trimmings that American suburbia throws away en masse, and when it's combined with cardanol, which is extracted from discarded cashew nut shells, it creates a material that's ideal because it uses fewer petroleum based products.
Its fruits have a more resinous aroma thanks to myrcene, with less irritant cardanol.
The tree is in the cashew and mango family, which also includes poison ivy and poison oak, and its brittle, peppercorn-sized fruits contain cardanol, an irritating phenolic compound that limits its usefulness in foods.
Engadget highlights a press release from NEC on its new bioplastic, which states that the cellulose and cardanol used in the plastics come from stems and nut shells that are abundant resources, discarded as byproducts from the agricultural industry.