University of Minnesota researchers have devised a process for microbial production of PHA polymers by using first one nutrient and then a second nutrient during the fermentation process. The process uses Ralstonia eutropa to produce the PHA block copolymers. Block copolymers made by this process can be compounded with a tackifier and, optionally, a crosslinking agent to form an adhesive material.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||1|
|Specialist publication||Industrial Bioprocessing|
|State||Published - May 1 2006|