Bioplastics Bulletin

Avantium starts construction of bio-MEG demonstration plant in the Netherlands

Avantium N.V., a leading technology development company and forerunner in renewable chemistry, has started construction of a new demonstration plant that will help advance the production of bio-based monoethylene glycol (MEG) made directly from renewable sugars. As MEG is a component for making plastics, such as PET and – in the future- PEF, needed for everyday consumer goods and polyester textiles, the development of an environmentally friendly plant-based alternative has strong potential. Today, more than 99% of MEG is produced from fossil resources and the market demand for this product is expected to grow from 28 million [...]

25 June 2018|

Member portrait: Sukano

Daniel Ganz, global R&D leader for bioplastics, Sukano In each issue of the Bioplastics Bulletin, we present five facts about a member of European Bioplastics. This month, Daniel Ganz, global R&D leader for bioplastics at Sukano, shares some information on one of the world leaders in masterbatches, compounds, and special resins, headquartered in Switzerland. 5 facts about Sukano, Switzerland Sukano, a company driven by expertise is a world leader in the development and production of additive and colour masterbatches and compounds for polyester and specialty resins. Founded in 1988 and headquartered in Switzerland, it is a family-owned [...]

25 June 2018|

News in brief – June 2018

Revised EU Waste Package enters into force: On 14th June 2018 the waste legislative texts have been published in the Official Journal of the EU. The new directives will enter into force on 4 July 2018. The revised waste package includes the Waste Framework Directive, the Packaging and Packaging Waste Directive, Landfill Directive, and End-of-life-vehicles Directive. EUBP reported about the implications for bioplastics through the revised legislation. Member States will now have 24 months to transpose those directives into national law. Bio-On opens PHA production plant in Bologna: A few days ago, Bio-On, one of the leading PHA [...]

25 June 2018|

News in brief – May 2018

DIN CERTCO offers certification for biodegradable mulch films: Mulch films help to protect plants, improve soil and increase yields in agriculture and horticulture. A major problem with conventional mulch films is the time-consuming collection of residues after use. Biodegradable mulch films offer a unique advantage as they can be left on the field to rot. The newly developed European standard EN 17033 for biodegradable mulch films clearly defines the strict requirements for these materials. DIN CERTCO now offers certification for mulch films with the certification mark ‘DIN-Geprüft’, which is granted on the basis of the certification scheme "Biodegradable in [...]

29 May 2018|

Member portrait: Kompuestos

In each issue of the Bioplastics Bulletin, we present five facts about a member of European Bioplastics. This month, Ignacio Duch, President of Kompuestos, shares some information on one of the leading international suppliers of masterbatches, coloring systems and customized additives, as well as high performance plastic masterbatches and compounds. Ignacio Duch, President, Kompuestos 5 facts about Kompuestos, Spain Kompuestos is a Spanish company founded in 1986 in Palau Solità i Plegamans near Barcelona. Over the last three decades, Kompuestos has positioned itself as one of the main international suppliers of a large variety of masterbatches (high [...]

29 May 2018|

Development of bio-based and biodegradable skin-contact products well under way

On 26-27 April, European Bioplastics hosted the meeting of the PolyBioSkin project consortium in Berlin. All consortium partners attended the meeting to update one another on the progress within the project’s work packages, coordinate the research agenda for the coming months, and elaborated on their intentions to use the project results in an exploitation workshop.  The consortium of PolyBioSkin met in Berlin at the end of April 2018 © European Bioplastics With the first year of the project coming to an end, the specification of the target applications, the selection and characterisation of selected materials, and the [...]

29 May 2018|

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