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K2019 Recap: Bioplastics industry at the core of interest

2019-10-31T14:15:25+01:0031 October 2019|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Impression from K2019 featuring Total Corbion PLA, Novamont, Sukano, IKT, FKuR, Aimplas, BASF, Mitsubishi Chemicals After eight days (16 until 23 October) packed with major events, smaller dialogue forums and even more bilateral discussions, the leading global trade fair for the plastics and rubber industry closed its doors in Düsseldorf. With approx. [...]

Total Corbion’s new plant in Thailand produces low carbon footprint PLA

2019-10-31T14:02:56+01:0031 October 2019|Tags: , , , , , , , |

François de Bie, Senior Marketing Director at Total Corbion PLA In September 2019, Total Corbion PLA, a 50/50 joint venture between Total and Corbion, officially inaugurated its 75,000 tons per year PLA (Poly Lactic Acid) bioplastics plant in Rayong, Thailand. The new facility produces a broad range of Luminy® PLA resins from [...]

New German Packaging Law: European Bioplastics demands complete implementation

2019-10-31T14:12:50+01:0031 October 2019|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Bioplastics are a key driver for new developments in the plastic industry. The innovative materials play a key role in the transition to a circular economy, where fossil raw materials are substituted by renewable resources, and resource efficiency is at the forefront. The new German Packaging Law (VerpackG), which only came into effect in [...]

Member portrait: Department of Agrobiotechnology (IFA-Tulln)

2019-10-31T13:41:54+01:0031 October 2019|Tags: , , , , |

Ass.Prof. Dipl.-Ing. Dr.nat.techn. Norbert Mundigler, Head of Institute of Natural Materials Technology, University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences Vienna In each issue of the Bioplastics Bulletin, we present five facts about a member of European Bioplastics. This month, Ass.Prof. Dipl.-Ing. Dr.nat.techn. Norbert Mundigler, Head of Institute of Natural Materials Technology, shares [...]

News in brief: October 2019

2019-10-31T13:41:05+01:0031 October 2019|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Consultation: UK Environmental Agency to revise standard rules sets for biowaste treatment On 21 October, the British Evironmental Agency (EA) initiated an official consultation for the revision of standard rules sets for biowaste treatment. In this regard new consultation guidelines were published. The emphasis of the consultation lies on the reduction of plastic packaging [...]

EUBP proposes criteria and product examples for preferable use of compostable plastics

2019-09-26T19:32:44+01:0026 September 2019|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

The European Commission launched an initiative regarding a study on the ‘Relevance of biodegradable and compostable plastics in a circular economy'[1]. European Bioplastics welcomes the initiative, as scepticism amongst stakeholders towards the relevance of biodegradable certified compostable plastics usually stems from a vague notion about their characteristics (please also see corresponding EUBP press release [...]

Member portrait: Indochine Bio Plastiques (ICBP)

2019-09-26T19:26:22+01:0026 September 2019|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Amir Bin Abul Hasan Ashari, Managing Director, Indochine Bio Plastiques In each issue of the Bioplastics Bulletin, we present five facts about a member of European Bioplastics. This month, Mr Amir Bin Abul Hasan Ashari, Managing Director at Indochine Bio Plastiques, shares some information on the company: 5 facts about Indochine Bio [...]

Nova-Institute published open letter to JRC on comparability of bio-based and petrochemical polymers

2019-09-26T19:23:24+01:0026 September 2019|Tags: , , , , |

There are published standards for life cycle assessments (LCA) that provide guidance on how to compare different polymers fairly with regard to their environmental impacts. However, the rules still leave sufficient room for manoeuvre to specify the methods by which such comparisons are to be carried out. The fact that there is still a [...]