Plastrans expands its cooperation with BioLogiQ and continues to focus on quality and sustainability
Plastrans Petrochemicals GmbH, the international trading company of Ghazan Global headquartered in Linz and specialising in sustainable investments has now significantly expanded its investment, know-how, and market development for biobased plastics. In addition to TPS and PLA, their portfolio now also includes biobased PE, PP, and PS types that are ISCC Plus certified. A bolstered collaboration with the American company BioLogiQ Inc. and other promising investments complement the range of TPS grades and compounds at Plastrans.
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Avantium and Origin Materials collaborate on industrial-scale production of building block for PEF
Avantium and Origin Materials are combining their technology platforms to produce furandicarboxylic acid (FDCA) from sustainable wood residues on an industrial scale, aiming to increase polyethylene furanoate (PEF) supplies for the production of bottles, films, and other packaging applications. Origin Materials’ patented technology platform takes carbon from sustainable wood residues and turns it into building block chemicals such as chloromethylfurfural (CMF). Within the collaboration, Avantium’s proprietary YXY Technology will convert this CMF and similar plant-based sugars into FDCA, which can then be used to produce PEF. As a biopolymer, PEF is a plant-based plastic that is thought to offer the same functions as conventional plastics alongside 100% recyclability and a reduced carbon footprint. It is currently utilised in packaging, fibres, textiles, and more.
TIPA: Rethinking flexible packaging
The Israelian TIPA company was founded in 2010 by Daphna Nissenbaum and Tal Neuman to address the challenge of developing a sustainable alternative for flexible plastic packaging. The flexible packaging solution created by the company has the same end-of-life as organic matter while maintaining the qualities of conventional plastics. The solution, inspired by nature, has already replaced thousands of tons of conventional plastic. In a recent interview, Daphna Nissenbaum talks about the role of TIPA’s compostable plastic eco-friendly packaging solutions in achieving a zero-waste economy.