Plastics and Polymers

What is biodegradable polymer?


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Answered 2014-05-06 16:42:25

A polymer that is degradable by bacteria is called a bio-degradable Polymer.

Biodegradable polymers are used in medical devices to avoid a second operation to remove them.

Poly-Beta-HydroxyButyrate-CO-Beta-HydroxyValerate is an example of Bio-degradable Polymer.


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