Kōrero: Physics, chemistry and mathematics

Samir Shah with a Zealafoam product

Samir Shah with a Zealafoam product

Scientist Samir Shah holds a container made of Zealafoam – a plastic derived from polyactic acid, which is a substance obtained from plants. The idea is to develop 'bio-foams' to replace plastics made from petroleum. Zealafoam was developed by the Biopolymer Network, a New Zealand company. Shah works for the Biopolymer Network and for Scion, a Crown research institute which works largely with wood-based products.

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Biopolymer Network
Photograph by Stephanie Weal

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Rebecca Priestley, 'Physics, chemistry and mathematics - New Zealand science strengths and challenges', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/mi/photograph/43379/samir-shah-with-a-zealafoam-product (accessed 15 July 2020)

He kōrero nā Rebecca Priestley, i tāngia i te 22 Oct 2014