About Iowa State University
The proposed Center for Bioplastics and Biocomposites is bringing together university researchers and industry members to push the boundaries of renewable resources and establish new revenue creating processes and products. The center will focus on developing high-value biobased products from agricultural feedstocks.
Iowa State and UMass Lowell are in a unique position to successfully develop and operate a bioplastics center. Iowa State is an established leader in the area of biobased products and UMass Lowell is a known leader in the field of polymer processing. By bringing together their expertise, the center will be able to successfully transfer their ideas, results and technology to the U.S. plastics industry.