The bio-transformation of organic crops, such as corn, has led to a range of polyesters such as poly lactic acid (PLA) and polyhydroxyalkanoates (PHA).
). Applications of these polyesters could include paper coatings, wood product finishing, adhesives, and waterborne coating technologies. Researchers at UNH are
preparing waterborne hybrid vinylic polyester latices through a miniemulsion polymerization process.