Bioplastics Bulletin2019-10-31T15:38:01+01:00

Bioplastics Bulletin

K2019 Recap: Bioplastics industry at the core of interest

Impression from K2019 featuring Total Corbion PLA, Novamont, Sukano, IKT, FKuR, Aimplas, BASF, Mitsubishi Chemicals After eight days (16 until 23 October) packed with major events, smaller dialogue forums and even more bilateral discussions, the leading global trade fair for the plastics and rubber industry closed its doors in Düsseldorf. With approx. 225,000 trade visitors from 165 [...]

31 October 2019|

Total Corbion’s new plant in Thailand produces low carbon footprint PLA

François de Bie, Senior Marketing Director at Total Corbion PLA In September 2019, Total Corbion PLA, a 50/50 joint venture between Total and Corbion, officially inaugurated its 75,000 tons per year PLA (Poly Lactic Acid) bioplastics plant in Rayong, Thailand. The new facility produces a broad range of Luminy® PLA resins from renewable, non-GMO sugarcane sourced locally [...]

31 October 2019|

New German Packaging Law: European Bioplastics demands complete implementation

Bioplastics are a key driver for new developments in the plastic industry. The innovative materials play a key role in the transition to a circular economy, where fossil raw materials are substituted by renewable resources, and resource efficiency is at the forefront. The new German Packaging Law (VerpackG), which only came into effect in the beginning of this year, [...]

31 October 2019|

Join the Pipe: Dutch start-up attacks plastic pollution with tap water in stylish Bio PE bottles

How can people be tempted to drink tap water instead of spring water out of single use bottles in order to help reducing plastic waste? The Amsterdam based disruptive innovator Join the Pipe has the answer and used it for a very successful and at the same time sustainable development project. By installing bottle refill stations and selling (pre-filled) [...]

31 October 2019|

EUBP Job vacancy: EU Regulatory Affairs Officer in Brussels (full time)

We are currently looking for a Brussels-based full-time EU Regulatory Affairs Officer who will support our regulatory affairs unit and working group. The Regulatory Affairs Officer will acquire, assess, distil, and disseminate relevant information to members cover-ing all areas of legislative interests. This will involve the gathering of relevant information, the development of common EUBP positions and generating of [...]

31 October 2019|

Member portrait: Department of Agrobiotechnology (IFA-Tulln)

Ass.Prof. Dipl.-Ing. Dr.nat.techn. Norbert Mundigler, Head of Institute of Natural Materials Technology, University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences Vienna In each issue of the Bioplastics Bulletin, we present five facts about a member of European Bioplastics. This month, Ass.Prof. Dipl.-Ing. Dr.nat.techn. Norbert Mundigler, Head of Institute of Natural Materials Technology, shares some information on the department: [...]

31 October 2019|

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