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News from the members: February 2021

FKuR and SKYi establish joint venture in India  FKuR Kunststoff GmbH and India's SKYi Innovations LLP recently established the Skyi FKuR Biopolymers Pvt Ltd joint venture at the end of 2019 to further strengthen their cooperation. The local production of biodegradable, partially biobased plastics has now begun. This is a further step in implementing the FKuR mission to leave the world a little better than we found it by [...]

31 March 2021|

Member portrait: Microtec SRL

In each issue of the Bioplastics Newsletter, we present some facts about a member of European Bioplastics. This month, Dr. Massimo Veronelli, Global Sales Director of the Green Economy Business Unit at the Sirmax Group, shares some interesting insights on his company.   5 facts about Microtec SRL, Italy  Microtec Srl is a private company, part of the Sirmax Group, based in Italy (Pianiga, Venice), which aims to offer biodegradable solutions mainly for the film and single use [...]

31 March 2021|

News in brief: March 2021

Polymateria misuses RecyClass Recyclability Evaluation Protocols  RecyClass, a cross-industry initiative that offers recyclability certifications and recycled content traceability certification for plastic packaging, informed about a misuse of its RecyClass Recyclability Evaluation Protocols by the British start-up Polymateria. After RecyClass had refused a request by Polymateria, the company commissioned Impact Solutions to carry out a recyclability test for their polyethylene film with biodegradable additive technology called PLM-G. Later, the laboratory published a report that verified [...]

31 March 2021|

EU research project BIOnTop explores protein coatings to enhance barrier properties of bio-based films

BIOnTop’s research teams are pursuing various strategies to optimise biopolymers with a specific focus on protein-based coatings. European Bioplastics supports the BIOnTop project as consortium partner.  Most sensitive foods are packaged in multi-layer composite films to ensure sufficient flavour, water vapor, and oxygen barriers to maintain products’ quality and increase its shelf life. However, most of these composite materials cannot be recycled. BIOnTop aims to [...]

31 March 2021|

Using LCA to compare bio-based and fossil-based plastics is not that simple

Constance Ißbrücker, Head of Environmental Affairs at European Bioplastics e.V. Life cycle assessment (LCA) has evolved to be the preferred tool to assess the environmental sustainability of certain products and materials. Recently it has also been used with great enthusiasm to compare bio-based with fossil-based plastics. It seems to be an easy instrument to draw conclusions on certain advantages or [...]

30 March 2021|

“Certified compostable organic waste bags improve quality of organic waste” confirm experts, contradicting recent misleading media reports on organic waste collection

Contrary to popular belief, certified, industrial compostable organic waste bags neither bear harm for soil or human health, nor do they contribute to the problem of microplastics, as experts underline. On the contrary, they convey chances for a higher quality and quantity of collected organic waste. Read in the following a guest commentary by the Verbund kompostierbare Produkte e.V. (Association for Compostable Products / “Verbund”).  For many years now, the German government has called on [...]

29 March 2021|

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