Yi Jing Phua (Postdoctoral Research Fellow at PGP, UiO) will present us her work on biodegradable polymers.
"Over the last decades, development in biodegradable polymers has drawn a great attention of the society, as an effort to reduce the plastic wastes problem. In this presentation, I am going to give you an introduction to biodegradable polymers, and show you my previous research work on biodegradable poly(butylene succinate)/organoclay nanocomposites. Poly(butylene succinate) (PBS) is one of the most promising biodegradable aliphatic polyesters, which was invented in the early 1990s by Showa Highpolymer in Japan. Organoclay was incorporated into the PBS matrix in order to produce a ‘green’ nanocomposite, which is focusing on the potential application in environmental friendly packaging products."