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Researchers Develop Fish-Oil Based Polyurethane

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Scientists continue to look for alternatives to conventional, oil-based plastics.

Researchers recently studied the feasibility of fish-based polyurethane developed from Atlantic salmon. The findings were presented at the  American Chemical Society's (ACS) spring meeting.

Francesca Kerton, Ph.D., the project's lead investigator, originally described the process in a paper published last August. While the raw materials begin with a fishy scent, the end product does not smell. The team of scientists also tested how fast the new fish-based plastic would break down.

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