Biopolymer Network wins prize in KiwiNet awards for polystyrene alternative with huge potential

Wed, 17 Jun 2015

By Fiona Rotherham June 18 (BusinessDesk) - A sustainable alternative to polystyrene is being developed by the Biopolymer Network, which was announced as the commercialisation collaboration winner at the annual KiwiNet research commercialisation awards. Rotorua-based research company BPN was set up in 2005 and is jointly owned by three of the government’s Crown Research Institutes, Scion, Plant & Food, and AgResearch. BPN is focused on developing a portfolio of intellectual property in products based on materials from trees and plants....

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