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Biopol is a member of a family of environmentally friendly performance plastics made from renewable resources. Commonly called PHAs, they can be processed into molded goods, fiber, and film, are biodegradable, and are useful in numerous applications. PHAs can also be supplied as water-based latex products useful as water resistant coatings. Metabolix is now producing PHAs by microbial conversion of natural sugars and oils, and is developing ways to produce them directly in plant crops.