Cargill-Dow has opened the first facility to make commercial-grade plastic resins from renewable resources such as field corn. Products produced from the Omaha, NE-based facility will be able to compete head-to-head with petroleum-based plastics on performance and price, the company says. Through a distillation process, Cargill-Dow will extract the carbon from the plant materials and use it as the basic building block for plastics and fibers. The company claims the so-called ...

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