Polysaccharides are important biopolymers with a wide range of industrial and consumer product applications. Historically, structural polysaccharides such as cellulose, have been the backbone of early material science with many applications in fibers, films, and early thermoplastics. The underlying enzymatic polymerization process offers the opportunity to design the polymer structure and the material properties of these new biomaterials.
DuPont Industrial Biosciences has developed a family of engineered polysaccharides ranging in molecular weights, solubility, and polymer architecture. In this flash talk, DuPont’s Christian Lenges will introduce this new category of polymerization process and highlight application examples in the bioplastics / packaging space.