Danimer Scientific and PepsiCo to Collaborate on Biodegradable Resins: Biotechnology leader Danimer Scientific and global food and beverage company PepsiCo, Inc. (PEP) have announced an agreement that includes development of Danimer Scientifics’ biodegradable film resins to meet the sustainable flexible packaging requirements of PepsiCo’s global food and beverage business. The agreement includes the development of bio-based compostable packaging for PepsiCo’s snack brands and will facilitate the expansion of Danimer Scientifics’ Nodax PHA plant.
Solegear partners with Braskem to expand its bioplastics products: Canadian Solegear Bioplastic Technologies Inc. and Braskem announced a 3-year partnership in which Solegear will utilize Braskem’s I’m green™ Polyethylene to produce and distribute a series of household recycling containers under its good nature brand. Braskem developed its I’m Green material from Brazilian sugarcane, a renewable and sustainable resource, to be a drop-in biopolymer substitute to conventional polyethylene. Cultivation of sugarcane utilizes carbon dioxide and releases oxygen, which gives the material a negative carbon footprint.
BIO-FED and Plastic Agents sign distribution contract for the Iberian Peninsula: BIO-FED, a producer and seller of compostable and biodegradable plastic compounds has identified significant growth potential in the southern European countries in particular due to changes in legislation. After successfully concluding a contract in Italy, the Cologne-based company decided to look for a distribution partner in Spain and Portugal, too, and signed a contract with Plastic Agents. Earlier this year, BIO-FED successfully expanded its distribution to France.
CORDURA and DuPont Tate & Lyle collaborate on sustainable textiles: INVISTA’s CORDURA brand and DuPont Tate & Lyle Bio Products announced a collaboration to deliver a new chapter in innovative sustainable textile solutions for performance fabrics for apparel, footwear and gear. DuPont Tate & Lyle’s Susterra propanediol durable coatings and waterproof, breathable membranes are manufactured through a proprietary fermentation process using plant-derived glucose. In addition to being renewably sourced, Susterra is manufactured using a sustainable process that produces 50% less greenhouse gas emissions and consumes 42% less non-renewable energy than equivalent petroleum-based diols.