News in brief – October 2017

IKEA’s first large-scale bioplastic product: The popular re-sealable sandwich bag ISTAD is the first large-scale bioplastic product from IKEA. The bags are made from bio-based plastics derived from sugarcane where everything is either used or reused, so there is no waste in the production. IKEA estimates to sell 1.4 billion ISTAD bags this year, which [...]

25 October 2017|

Bioplastics discussed at Stakeholder Conference on EU Plastics Strategy

In preparation for the upcoming EU Plastics Strategy, the European Commission hosted the Stakeholder Conference ‘Reinventing Plastics – Closing the Circle’ on Tuesday, 26 September 2017, to engage with relevant stakeholders and gather feedback and input for the on-going process of drafting the plastics strategy. European Bioplastics (EUBP), the association representing the interests of [...]

28 September 2017|

Sneak peek: Programme highlights of this year’s European Bioplastics Conference

Every year, the European Bioplastics Conference features a well-rounded conference programme attracting senior executives from across the bioplastics value chain, policy bodies, NGOs, and brand owners. We are happy to announce some first highlights of this year’s conference, taking place on 28-29 November 2017 in Berlin, Germany. Kristy-Barbara Lange, Deputy Managing Director, European [...]

28 September 2017|

Member portrait: Roundtable on Sustainable Biomaterials (RSB)

Marcelle Peuckert, Business Development Director at RSB In each issue of the Bioplastics Bulletin, we present 5 facts about a member of European Bioplastics. In this issue, Marcelle Peuckert, Business Development Director at the Roundtable on Sustainable Biomaterials (RSB) shares some information on one of the world’s most credible international sustainability and [...]

28 September 2017|

Perstorp steps up commitment to Caprolactone market by upgrading Capa plant

Perstorp is securing the future of its Caprolactone business through a significant investment to upgrade its monomer plant in Warrington, UK and to further increase security of supply. The Caprolactone market is strategic and important to Perstorp, a global industry leader in organic chemistry headquartered in Sweden. The project was initiated and kicked off [...]

28 September 2017|

News In Brief (September 2017)

New bio-based PE films: UPM Raflatac, a global manufacturer of label materials, extends its range of film face materials for the European market with a new plant-based material that provides a sustainable alternative to fossil-based films for a wide variety of end uses. RafBio PE performs just like standard PE film, and its excellent [...]

28 September 2017|

Biodegradable plastics in the Circular Economy in Europe

At the beginning of this year, the European Commission published its EU Roadmap for a Strategy on Plastics in a Circular Economy. In the Roadmap, the Commission has given priority to assess how to decarbonize the plastics economy and to increase efficiency of waste management with a strong focus on recycling of plastic in [...]

31 August 2017|

Bioplastics Week 2017

A very successful second edition of the Bioplastics Week, organised by the US Plastics Industry Association’s (PLASTICS) bioplastics division, took place on 21-25 August. Bioplastics Week is an annual campaign – driven on social media using the hashtag #BioplasticsWeek – created to educate people about the many benefits of bioplastics by increasing their visibility. [...]

31 August 2017|

PLA bioplastics from Bonsucro certified sugarcane now available from Total Corbion PLA

First Bonsucro certified sugar delivery arriving at the Corbion site in Rayong, Thailand. Image: Total Corbion PLA. Total Corbion PLA, global technology leader and producer of PLA (Poly Lactic Acid) bioplastics and lactide monomers, announced last week that PLA resins from Bonsucro certified sugarcane are now available for commercial order. Converters and [...]

31 August 2017|

German MPs support innovation and growth of bioplastics sector

Members of the CDU/CSU parliamentary group visited BIOTEC, one of Germany’s leading producers of compostable plastics based in Emmerich on the Rhine, and promised to increase support for innovation and growth in the region’s bioplastics sector. Marie-Luise Dött (CDU, MdB), Kerstin Radomski (CDU, MdB), Dr Günter Bergman (CDU, MdL), and Stefan Rouenhoff (CDU candidate for [...]

31 August 2017|