Rethinking Bioplastics: Future Directions in the Bioplastics Industry

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Review of the 11th European Bioplastics Conference 2016 Denise Neves Gameiro, editor for Labiotech.eu By Denise Neves Gameiro, editor for Labiotech.eu, the new leading digital media platform covering news from the European Biotech industry Where are bioplastics going? At the end of November, 300 experts came together in Berlin to “rethink Bioplastics” and [...]

These were the highlights that shaped bioplastics in 2016

20 December 2016|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

2016 has been another eventful, promising, and successful year for bioplastics. While the discussions around the EU Circular Economy Package and first regulatory changes in the Members States reshape the legislative and economic landscape for businesses involved in the bioeconomy in Europe, the bioplastics industry continues to drive innovation in new bioplastics solutions and the development [...]

The upcoming revision of the EU Fertilisers Regulation and the benefits of biodegradable plastic mulch films

24 November 2016|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

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 [...]

Certification of bio-based content

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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 [...]

Studies show benefits of compostable bio-waste bag in Germany

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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 [...]

Braskem invests US$2 million to optimise its Green Plastic production and reduces CO2 emissions by 30%

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BRASKEM green ethylene plant in Triunfo (Photo: Mathias Cramer) With an investment of R$7.1 million, the equivalent to over US$2 million, from 2013 to 2015 in its green ethylene unit in Triunfo, Rio Grande do Sul, Braskem, the largest thermoplastic resin producer in the Americas, was able to significantly reduce the CO2 emissions [...]

News in brief – November 2016

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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 [...]

These are the nominees for the 11th Global Bioplastics Award

24 November 2016|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

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 [...]

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

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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 [...]

Great interest in bioplastics at this year’s K 2016

31 October 2016|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

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 [...]