From milk protein, a plastic foam that gets better in a tough environment

From milk protein, a plastic foam that gets better in a tough environment

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A new high-performance plastic foam developed from whey proteins can withstand extreme heat better than many common thermoplastics made from petroleum. A research team reports that the material, which may be used for example in catalysts for cars, fuel filters or packaging foam, actually improves its mechanical performance after days of exposure to high temperatures.

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