Biopolymers: A Sustainable Future?
by Kate Thornton, Croda International

Wednesday 24th April at 6.30 for 7.00pm
Venue: Department of Materials, Room S.2.031.
Loughborough University.

Polymers play a significant role in various industries due to their versatility, durability, and cost effectiveness. However, there are two key areas they fall down on – environmental concerns and sustainability.

Several researchers are now actively pursuing sustainable polymer solutions. This is not just an academic concern though, with industries actively looking into solutions as well. Within Croda they are reassessing their biopolymers to see whether they can be used to address current and future needs for a number of different application areas. Within this talk Thornton will cover the background of Croda and its Biopolymer Division before looking at a case study on future needs.

Kate Thornton is a Lead Research Scientist within Croda’s Biopolymers team. She is also the current President of the IOM3 and she will spend some of her talk covering her history with the Institute and what she would like to achieve in her term. She was recently appointed as a Strategic Advisor to the Henry Royce Institute.

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