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DuPont Packaging links with Australian firm.

DuPont Packaging and Industrial Polymers (Wilmington, Delaware, USA) is planning to collaborate with Plantic Technologies Limited, an Australian company specializing in starch-based biopolymers, to develop and sell renewably sourced polymers based on Plantic technology. Efforts will target production of resins and sheet materials using high-amylose cornstarch as feedstock for applications including cosmetics, personal-care items, and food-packaging trays, caps, and containers.

In addition to co-developing these materials, DuPont will market and distribute Plantic's starch-based resins and sheet products under the DuPont Biomax family of products in all markets except Australia and New Zealand. The plant will extend Plantic's market beyond Europe and Australia while "nearly doubling" DuPont's revenues from nondepletable resources, the company says.
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Title Annotation:GLOBAL NEWS: NORTH AMERICA; DuPont Packaging and Industrial Polymers
Author:Molinaro, Hope
Publication:Plastics Engineering
Article Type:Brief article
Date:Nov 1, 2007
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