Making Plastic from Corn

CAMBRIDGE, Mass., Nov. 11, 2004 – Metabolix, Inc. and Archer Daniels Midland Company have agreed to establish a 50,000-ton production facility to commercialize a new generation of high-performance natural plastics from corn.

The new facility, part of a 50/50 joint venture to manufacture and market natural PHA polymers for a wide variety of applications, including coated paper, film, and molded goods. Natural PHA polymers are produced using a fully biological fermentation process that converts agricultural raw materials such as corn sugar into a versatile range of biodegradable and compostable plastic.

Link: GreenBiz News | New Partnership to Commercialize Plastic from Corn.