Bioplastics News2023-01-31T13:26:32+01:00

Bioplastics News

News in brief: January 2023

Braskem announces project to evaluate production of biobased polypropylene  Braskem announced a project to evaluate an investment in producing carbon negative bio-based polypropylene (PP) in the U.S. The project would utilize Braskem's proven, proprietary technology to convert bioethanol into physically segregated bio-based polypropylene. Braskem is exploring partnership opportunities for this project with several clients, brand owners, and suppliers. Read [...]

27 January 2023|

European Bioplastics Conference made strong call for close cooperation with EU policymakers on upcoming legislation

It was perfect timing for the 17th annual European Bioplastics (EUBP) Conference, which took place on 6/7 December in Berlin. Throughout the whole year, bioplastics already had been a permanent topic in the debate over innovation drivers in the plastics industry and the political discussion in Brussels. Like in any good blockbuster, the story peaks towards the end of [...]

20 December 2022|

Open Call regarding nano-enabled bio-based materials technologies and solutions

The “European Sustainable BIO-based nanomaterials Community” (BIOMAC), a Horizon 2020 funded project, launched an open call for SMEs, large companies, research and development organisations working in the field of nano-enabled bio-based material (NBM) technologies and solutions. The official launch started with the online presentation of the Open Call on the BIOMAC´s website on December 14. How does this call [...]

20 December 2022|

Member portrait: SoBiCo

Dr Raimund Lassak, Head of Sales & Marketing, SoBiCo In each issue of the European Bioplastics Newsletter, we present 5 facts about a member of European Bioplastics. In this issue, Dr Raimund Lassak, Head of Sales & Marketing at SoBiCo GmbH, shares some interesting insights on his company.  5 facts about: SoBiCo SoBiCo has developed a new [...]

20 December 2022|

Policy News: December 2022

Intergovernmental committee discusses legally binding instrument on plastic pollution During 28 November to 2 December, the EU and its Member States participated in the first Intergovernmental Negotiating Committee (INC) meeting which took place in Punta del Este, Uruguay. The aim of the meeting is the development of an international legally binding instrument on plastic pollution, including the marine environment. [...]

20 December 2022|

News from the members: December 2022

Futerro to build PLA biorefinery in Normandy  Belgian bioplastics manufacturer Futerro has announced plans to establish Europe's first vertically integrated biorefinery in Normandy, France for the production and recycling of polylactic acid, or PLA. The company already operates a PLA plant in China, which went into operation in October 2020. That first plant has a capacity of 30,000 tons/year and [...]

20 December 2022|