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Sony develops bio material for DVD standalones

Written by Lasse Penttinen @ 16 Feb 2004 8:32

Sony develops bio material for DVD standalones Sony in co-operation with Mitsubishi plastics have developed a new material that is non-flammable and friendly for the environment. This new material is corn-based and claimed to be as strong as ABS-plastic. The new material will be used in the front panels of Sony stand-alone players and it should have a number of other potential applications too.
Sony Corp has announced the development of a flame-resistant plastic made mainly of corn-based polylactide which it has jointly developed with Mitsubishi Plastics in Japan.
The manufacturer of electronics equipment says the new plastic will be used for the front panels of its new digital disc players, which are due to be launched in the third quarter of this year.

Sony claims that the new plastic is as strong as ABS resin, which is widely used in the electronics industry. The company says that the plastic could also have a wide range of other applications in a host of other industries.

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