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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|

These are the nominees for the 11th Global Bioplastics Award

One of the highlights of every European Bioplastics Conference is the Annual Global Bioplastics Award ceremony, presented by the international trade publication, bioplastics MAGAZINE. This year’s winner will be announced during the 11th European Bioplastics Conference on 29 November 2016 in Berlin. The Global Bioplastics Award recognises innovation, success, and achievement by manufacturers, processors, brand [...]

24 November 2016|

New exciting additions to the speaker line-up of the 11th European Bioplastics Conference

With less than four weeks to go, we are excited to announce some last minute additions to the packed programme of this year’s European Bioplastics Conference on 29/30 November 2016 in Berlin. DuPont presents world premiere at the 11the European Bioplastics Conference Conference delegates can look forward to the launch of a world premier of [...]

31 October 2016|

Great interest in bioplastics at this year’s K 2016

This year’s K, the largest plastics trade show in the world so far, stretching over a whole week from 19 to 26 October 2016, drew 3,285 exhibitors and about 230,000 visitors from more than 160 countries to the mammoth Messe Düsseldorf, Germany. That’s a 5.5 percent increase in visitors compared to the K 2013 (the [...]

31 October 2016|

News from our Members:

Novamont opens first commercial-scale production plant for biobased BDO Novamont, the Italy-based producer of the Mater-Bi family of bioplastics, has opened the world’s first commercial-scale plant for the production of bio-based butanediol (1,4 BDO), in Bottrighe (Veneto Region), North East Italy. Novamont invested over €100 million in MATER-BIOTEC, which is now the world’s first dedicated [...]

31 October 2016|