})(jQuery);
http://fareastgizmos.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/08/cardanol.jpg

NEC develops high Performance bioplastic from plant stems and cashew nut shells

NEC announced the development of a first-of-its-kind durable new biomass-based plastic (bioplastic) that is produced from non-edible plant resources. The bioplastic is created by bonding cellulose a main component of plant stems, with cardanol ,a primary component of cashew nut shells, which achieves a level of durability that is suitable for electronic equipment and boasts a high plant composition ratio of more than 70%.This newly developed bioplastic will be formally announced at The Chemical Society of Japan / Kanto Branch meeting at the University of Tsukuba on August 31, 2010.