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  • adj. Of or pertaining to a polymer of lactic acid or its derivatives


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  • Josie Maran Cosmetics creates compacts out of a biodegradable corn based resin known as polylactic acid, or PLA.

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  • Instead of using petroleum, the waterproof lining of Ecotainer cup is made from a corn-based bio-plastic called polylactic acid, or PLA.

    GREENING YOUR COFFEE HABIT: Ecotainer Hot Beverage Cup | Inhabitat

  • If clients want clear cups or containers, she carries some products made from a transparent substance called polylactic acid, derived from corn, that looks like clear plastic but will degrade when discarded.

  • Ford material experts are also working with a biodegradable plastic called polylactic acid

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  • Most of those products are made from a type of plastic called polylactic acid

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  • Plaxica's technology uses sustainable feedstocks to produce a biopolymer known as polylactic acid (PLA) using more energy-efficient processes to produce a stronger, higher-quality polymer.

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  • However, the use of bio-absorbable polymers such as polylactic acid and polyglycolic acid has suffered because of their low melting points, according to Rofin.

    Manufacturingtalk - manufacturing industry news

  • In the case of soft tissue fillers, Dr. Northington explained that while fillers were first used on targeted lines and creases, today deeper, thicker fillers - such as polylactic acid, calcium hydroxylapatite, polymethyl methacrylate, and hyaluronic acid - can be used in large areas to rebuild the lost volume in the cheek.

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  • The use of bio-absorbable polymers such as polylactic acid and polyglycolic acid has suffered owing to low melting points, making the polymers difficult to machine with traditional cutting lasers.

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  • The hope is that, by creating branching 3D Lichtenberg Figures inside biodegradable polymers, such as polylactic acid (PLA), scientists could these as "molds" for vascular tissue to develop and grow within.

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