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plastic news today plastics technology today sustainable-plastics-biorenewable-polymer-UTA team of chemical engineers at The University of Texas at Austin has developed a new, cost-effective method for synthetically producing a biorenewable platform chemical called triacetic acid lactone (TAL) that can be used to produce innovative new drugs and sustainable plastics at an industrial scale, as described this week in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.

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“We hope to open up new product and industrial opportunities in the chemical and pharmaceutical spaces“ says Hal Alper, professor in the McKetta Department of Chemical Engineering in the Cockrell School of Engineering.

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