Sony to Use Corn-Based Plastic in Electronic Goods

Electronic consumer goods manufacturer Sony have announced that they will begin making products that will use a new corn-based polymer developed in conjunction with Mitsubishi Plastics.

The new plastic material made from renewable corn-based polylactide is claimed to be as strong as ABS (acrylonitrile butadiene styrene). Apart from being environmentally friendly, the polylactide based polymer is also non-flammable.

The new polymer will be used to make the front panels of some of Sony’s electronic equipment that will be available in the third quarter of this year.

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