LCY Biosciences is taking advantage of the export potential of the Sarnia-Lambton Hybrid Chemistry Cluster.

Locally produced succinic acid is being used to make a biodegradable plastic to replace single use plastics overseas.

LCY Biosciences General Manager Dex Hsu said a thin layer of the plastic is used in paper cups.

“The purpose of this plastic is actually to prevent the paper from getting soaked by water,” said Hsu.

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LCY Biosciences benefitting from hot overseas market

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