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Global bioplastics market continues to grow despite low oil price

The results of European Bioplastics’ annual market data update 2016 confirm a stable growth of the global bioplastics industry: “The market is predicted to grow by 50 percent over the coming years despite the low oil price,” said François de Bie, Chairman of European Bioplastics, during the 11th European Bioplastics Conference on 30 November [...]

20 December 2016|

Rethinking Bioplastics: Future Directions in the Bioplastics Industry

Review of the 11th European Bioplastics Conference 2016 Denise Neves Gameiro, editor for Labiotech.eu By Denise Neves Gameiro, editor for Labiotech.eu, the new leading digital media platform covering news from the European Biotech industry Where are bioplastics going? At the end of November, 300 experts came together in Berlin to “rethink Bioplastics” and [...]

20 December 2016|

These were the highlights that shaped bioplastics in 2016

2016 has been another eventful, promising, and successful year for bioplastics. While the discussions around the EU Circular Economy Package and first regulatory changes in the Members States reshape the legislative and economic landscape for businesses involved in the bioeconomy in Europe, the bioplastics industry continues to drive innovation in new bioplastics solutions and the development [...]

20 December 2016|

‘Rethinking Plastics’ – Insights into the bioplastic materials of the future

11th European Bioplastics Conference in Berlin attracts 300 experts from around the world François de Bie, Chairman of European Bioplastics, welcoming around 300 participants to the 11th European Bioplastics Conference 2016 (c) European Bioplastics Berlin, 1 December 2016 – The 11th European Bioplastics Conference took place on 29/30 November 2016 in Berlin, attracting [...]

1 December 2016|

Global bioplastics production capacities continue to grow despite low oil price

Stronger political support needed to realise full potential of bio-based materials in Europe Berlin, 30 November 2016. The results of European Bioplastics’ annual market data update, presented today at the 11th European Bioplastics Conference in Berlin, confirm a stable growth of the global bioplastics industry. “The market is predicted to grow by 50 percent [...]

30 November 2016|

The upcoming revision of the EU Fertilisers Regulation and the benefits of biodegradable plastic mulch films

Kristy-Barbara Lange, Deputy Managing Director / Regulatory Affairs, EUBP As part of the EU Circular Economy Package’s Action Plan, the European Commission has proposed a revision of the Fertiliser Regulation. Discussions in the Parliament and the Council are in full swing. In this context, European Bioplastics is advocating to consider the benefits of [...]

24 November 2016|

Certification of bio-based content

Harmen Willemse, NEN By Harmen Willemse MSc, Consultant Bio-based Economy at NEN – Netherlands Standardization Institute Bio-based products are products, which are wholly or partly derived from biomass. Therefore, it is essential to characterize the amount of biomass contained in the product. The bio-based content includes not only the amount of carbon, but [...]

24 November 2016|

Studies show benefits of compostable bio-waste bag in Germany

The deployment of EN 13432 certified compostable bags in the source-segregated collection of bio-waste continues to be a hotly debated topic. The City of Milan has set a prominent example of the crucial role compostable bags can play in a waste management system poised to maximise the material use of bio-waste. Several other cities and [...]

24 November 2016|

News in brief – November 2016

Total and Corbion form a Joint Venture in bioplastics: Total and Corbion are joining forces to develop bioplastics by creating a 50/50 joint venture to produce and market polylactic (PLA) polymers. The two partners plan to build a world-class PLA polymerization plant with a capacity of 75,000 tons per year at Corbion's site in [...]

24 November 2016|