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EU Commission report confirms role of biodegradable plastics within a circular economy

2020-12-18T16:11:38+01:0018 December 2020|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

This year has already seen quite an impressive number of studies, reports, and additional publications related to bioplastics that were published by the European Commission (EC). Most of them contribute to the development of a framework for bioplastics included in the EC’s Circular Economy Action Plan. For the bioplastics industry, a clear framework is [...]

Unique virtual gathering of bioplastics industry at 15th EUBP Conference

2020-12-18T14:24:53+01:0018 December 2020|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

As for many other industries, also for bioplastics 2020 had been an exceptional year. Thus, its industry representatives were eager to come together to analyse the last twelve months and discuss about future market opportunities and challenges. Being the leading business forum for bioplastics, the annual European Bioplastics (EUBP) Conference, which took place from [...]

TÜV AUSTRIA looks back on 15 years European Bioplastics Conference

2020-12-18T14:14:50+01:0018 December 2020|Tags: , , , , , |

Philippe Dewolfs, Manager Bioplastics Certification, TÜV AUSTRIA The conference is now over, and it was our 15th participation in this event which has become a must over the years.   Who still remembers the first edition in November 2006 in Brussels, where we had a full pallet of apples delivered in OK compost certified packaging! And [...]

Member portrait: Sidaplax

2020-12-18T16:25:37+01:0018 December 2020|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Roel Seegers, Business Development Manager for bio-based and compostable films, Sidaplax In each issue of the Bioplastics Bulletin, we present some facts about a member of European Bioplastics. This month, Roel Seegers, Business Development Manager for bio-based and compostable films at Sidaplax, shares some interesting insights on his company.    5 facts about Sidaplax, Belgium  As one of the world’s largest PLA film [...]

News from the members: November/December 2020

2020-12-18T14:13:31+01:0018 December 2020|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |

BASF Launches Circular Economy Program  In a circular economy, the aim is to avoid waste, reuse products and recover resources. "Companies that can provide solutions for the transformation to a circular economy will have a crucial competitive advantage," said Dr. Martin Brudermüller, Chairman of the Board of Executive Directors and Chief Technology Officer of BASF, speaking about [...]

News in brief: November/December 2020

2020-12-18T14:11:48+01:0018 December 2020|Tags: , , , , , , |

What is the state of the bioplastics market?  The results of European Bioplastics’ (EUBP) annual market data update, presented at the 15th EUBP Conference, project that the global bioplastics market will grow by 36% over the next five years. Global bioplastics production capacity is set to increase from around 2.1 million tonnes in 2020 [...]

EUBP Conference 2020: bioplastics industry’s leading business event with new online format and comprehensive speaker line-up

2020-11-23T09:10:23+01:0019 November 2020|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

EUBP Conference platform with main hall, auditorium, exhibition, poster hall, networking lounge, and much more. Berlin, 19 November 2020 – The 15th European Bioplastics (EUBP) Conference, the leading business and networking event for the biopolymer industry in Europe, will be held online from 30 November to 3 December 2020. “As in previous [...]

Biokunststoffe erfüllen erfolgreich alle EU-Sicherheitsstandards

2020-10-27T09:24:02+01:0027 October 2020|Tags: , , , , |

Berlin, 27. Oktober 2020 – Produkte aus biobasiertem Kunststoff müssen vor ihrer Marktzulassung in der Europäischen Union (EU) dieselben Testverfahren wie herkömmliche Kunststoffprodukte durchlaufen. Ein Gesundheitsrisiko für Verbraucher wird damit ausgeschlossen. Kunststoffe, die als biologisch abbaubar beziehungsweise kompostierbar zertifiziert werden sollen, müssen sich zusätzlichen Tests unterziehen. “Produkte aus Biokunststoff absolvieren damit sogar mehr Testverfahren [...]

Total Corbion builds Europe’s first world-scale PLA plant

2020-09-30T16:47:54+02:0030 September 2020|Tags: , , , , , , |

View of the site in Grandpuits, France where Total Corbion PLA intends to build its second Luminy PLA plant with a capacity ramping up to 100,000 tons per annum. Total Corbion PLA recently announced the construction of its second world-scale PLA plant which will produce up to 100,000 tons annually. The plant [...]

Essential Requirements for Packaging should consider benefits of bioplastics

2020-08-31T16:36:38+02:0031 August 2020|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

The European Commission (EC) is currently revising the Essential Requirements for Packaging as part of the amendment of the EU Packaging and Packaging Waste Directive (PPWD). They relate to the manufacturing and composition of packaging, its reusable and recoverable nature as well as to the minimization of hazardous materials. These requirements, and the associated [...]

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