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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|

Member portrait: Kaneka Belgium N.V.

In each issue of the Bioplastics Bulletin, we present 5 facts about a member of European Bioplastics. In this issue, Dr Erwin Lepoudre, Business Manager Biopolymers at the Green Polymer Division at Kaneka Belgium N.V., based in Westerlo-Oevel, Belgium, shares some information about the producer of high-performance polymers. 5 facts about Kaneka Erwin Dr [...]

31 October 2016|

EU parliamentary debate: “Time to rethink plastics? Going bio-based is the new black!”

On 18th October 2016, Member of Parliament (MEP) Fredrick Federley and European Bioplastics (EUBP) organised a lunch debate “Time to rethink plastics? Going bio-based is the new black” in the European Parliament. A group of 40 representatives from the European Commission, the Parliament, the Council, the industry, and NGOs met to discuss the role of [...]

31 October 2016|

In brief (October 2016)

Reverdia & Xinhuarun partner to produce bio-based PU foam: Reverdia and Dezhou Xinhuarun Technology (Xinhuarun) have signed an agreement to jointly develop and promote Biosuccinium™-based microcellular polyurethane (PU) foams. The new microcellular foams will be used in soles for footwear and further applications. BioBTX technology successfully yields 100% bio-based PET: Earlier this month, [...]

31 October 2016|

Programme announced for the 11th European Bioplastics Conference

With just two months to go, the preparations for the 11th European Bioplastics Conference on 29/30 November 2016 in Berlin are in full swing and the speaker line-up for the two-day event features some exciting new faces and innovations. The 2016 edition of the leading business and networking event for the bioplastics industry in Europe will present [...]

28 September 2016|