Bioplastics Bulletin

First conference speakers confirmed #EUBPConf2016

Rethinking plastics – first speakers confirmed for this year’s European Bioplastics Conference With less than 100 days 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 is filling up nicely. The 2016 edition of the leading business and networking event for the bioplastics industry in Europe will present you with a programme that will showcase the outstanding developments of our industry in ‘rethinking plastics’ in a sustainable and resource-efficient way. We will dive into a wide range of important areas, including [...]

17 August 2016|

Bioplastics Week 2016 #bioplasticsweek

In the week from August 22-26, 2016, the Bioplastics Division of North American SPI: The Plastics Industry Trade Association and other partnering organisations, including European Bioplastics, Plastics Europe, USDA BioPreferred Program, Sustainable Packaging Coalition, and many more bioplastics organisations and companies, will be promoting the Bioplastics Week – a social media-based event to increase visibility for bioplastics. The campaign will be a great opportunity to educate consumers, brand owners, and the plastics industry about the advantages of bioplastics. There are a lot of organisations that already individually work to promote and educate on behalf of bioplastics, and that now have [...]

17 August 2016|

News from our Members – August 2016

AIMPLAS develops biodegradable dairy packaging suitable for pasteurisation FKuR launches new Bio-Flex blends that reduce the thickness of compostable films BASF offers compostable particle foam with high bio-based content Original Food now offers their premium wild coffee in biodegradable coffee capsules AIMPLAS develops biodegradable dairy packaging suitable for pasteurisation The dairy sector will be able to package its products in biodegradable bags and bottles resistant to thermal treatments thanks to the European project BIOBOTTLE co-ordinated by AIMPLAS, Spanish research and technology center based in Valencia, Spain. The project aimed to develop a biodegradable and compostable material from which to [...]

17 August 2016|

Member portrait: nova-Institute

In each issue of the Bioplastics Bulletin, we present 5 facts about a member of European Bioplastics. In this issue, Michael Carus, Managing Director of the nova-Institute based in Hürth, Germany, shares some information about the independent institute for ecology and innovation. Michael Carus, Managing Director nova-Institut GmbH 5 facts about nova-Institute, Hürth, Germany nova has two decades of experience in the bio-based economy, conducting research projects and consultancy as well as conference management and dissemination. nova is a partner in various research projects within the fields of bio-based chemistry, materials and biotechnology. It surrounds, strengthens and completes [...]

17 August 2016|

From waste to bioplastics – Ford ‘driving’ the technology forward

Car manufacturer Ford recently announced to team up with spirits brand Jose Cuervo to develop bioplastics form agave biowaste leftover from the tequila-making process. An unlikely coalition – usually alcohol and cars don’t mix – that made many people curious about the possibilities of making bioplastics from waste. The technology isn’t new, quite the contrary, but with big brands like Ford investing in its prominent application, bioplastics from waste become an attractive and economically feasible option. Around 400 pounds (180 kilograms) of plastics are used to build one car. At the same time, 5 billion metric tonnes of agricultural [...]

17 August 2016|

In brief – August 2016

Open call for Bioplastics Award 2016: Like every year, the winner of the Global Bioplastics Award will be announced at the 11th European Bioplastics Conference in November 2016 in Berlin. The award ceremony is hosted by the bioplastics MAGAZINE and recognises innovations and great achievements by manufacturers, processors, brand owners, or users of bioplastics materials. Entries can still be submitted until 31 August 2016. For more information and to submit your proposal, simply fill out this form. DuPont Industrial Biosciences designs uniforms for Chinese Olympic team: DuPont Industrial Biosciences collaborated with Chinese sports brand Anta to design the Chinese Olympic [...]

17 August 2016|