The New Generation of Biodegradable PGX
There is a great global demand for biodegradable plastic materials, current biodegradable materials such as PLA and PHA are rather expensive, we propose to make biodegradable materials with waste glycerol, which is a by-product of biodiesels, thus the biodegradable materials we produce is rather cheap and has extremely high potential to replace existing plastic materials.
Current R&D Status on PGX
WCC is working together with professors at National Tsing Hua University to develop the PGX materials that have the mechanical properties compatible to PET. A pilot line will be built to provide PGX materials for extensive testing in the near future.