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News in brief – May 2018

2018-06-18T15:42:13+00:0029 May 2018|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

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 [...]

Member portrait: Synvina

2018-06-18T10:24:10+00:0028 February 2018|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

In each issue of the Bioplastics Bulletin, we present 5 facts about a member of European Bioplastics. This month, Patrick Schiffers, CEO of Synvina, shares some information on the joint venture between BASF and Avantium with the aim to become the market leader in FDCA and PEF. Patrick Schiffers, CEO, Synvina 5 [...]

In Brief (December 2017)

2017-12-18T13:31:42+00:0018 December 2017|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Mazda teams with Mitsubishi Chemical to develop bio-based engineering plastic grade: Mitsubishi Chemical Corp. and Mazda have jointly developed a new grade of Durabio, a bio-derived polycarbonate engineering plastic suitable for molding large cosmetic automotive parts. Durabio is based partially on isosorbide, which in turn is derived from sorbitol, a widely available natural feedstock. [...]

r-PLA is an attractive option due to its recycled and bio-based nature

2017-11-22T13:38:44+00:0022 November 2017|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , |

With growing market volumes of innovative bio-based and biodegradable plastics such as PLA (polylactic acid), the recycling of these materials is becoming a more viable option. We therefore spoke to Steve Dejonghe from Looplife Polymers Site, a recycler in Belgium that already successfully recycles PLA for a number of industrial projects, about the recyclability [...]

Member portrait: Organic Waste Systems (OWS)

2017-07-27T11:29:18+00:0027 July 2017|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

In each issue of the Bioplastics Bulletin, we present 5 facts about a member of European Bioplastics. In this issue, Bruno De Wilde, Lab Manager at Organic Waste Systems (OWS), shares some information on the global leader in biodegradability testing, based in Belgium. 5 facts about OWS, Belgium Bruno De Wilde, Lab Manager, [...]

PolyBioSkin develops biopolymers for high-demand skin-contact applications

2017-07-20T11:42:45+00:0017 July 2017|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Castelldefels, Spain, 17 July 2017 – The EU-funded PolyBioSkin project commenced work on the development of biopolymers for high-demand skin-contact applications. At the end of June 2017, the project consortium, comprising of 12 partners, including European Bioplastics (EUBP), met in Castelldefels in Spain for the kick-off meeting hosted by project coordinator IRIS to discuss [...]

“Falling in love with bioplastics” – FKuR says it’s time to change the bag

2017-04-24T12:49:28+00:0024 April 2017|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

In a new fun video, German bioplastics specialist FKuR Kunststoff GmbH demonstrates the benefits of home compostable bags, which make the separate collection of biowaste more practical and hygienic, raising acceptance levels for the collection at home, and thus increasing the volumes of biowaste collected and the amount of valuable compost produced from it.  [...]

New blends for home-compostable films and packaging

2017-02-28T09:31:40+00:0028 February 2017|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

Home-compostable bag made from Bio-Flex FX1803 (c) FKuR, 2017 The bioplastics specialist FKuR has developed new Bio-Flex blends for the production of thin films which will biodegrade completely in garden compost at low, variable temperatures. Most of the new compounds meet the requirements of Article 75 of the French Energy Transition Law [...]

OWS expert statement on biodegradable mulch films

2017-01-31T14:24:51+00:0031 January 2017|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Biodegradable mulch films have been available on the market for more than 15 years, backed by solid scientific and technical knowledge, and meeting a high level of acceptance among European farmers growing fruits and vegetables. They play an essential role in modern agriculture as they deliver positive agronomical effects such as increasing yield, improving [...]

Rethinking Bioplastics: Future Directions in the Bioplastics Industry

2017-01-11T08:00:44+00:0020 December 2016|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Review of the 11th European Bioplastics Conference 2016 Denise Neves Gameiro, editor for Labiotech.eu By Denise Neves Gameiro, editor for Labiotech.eu, the new leading digital media platform covering news from the European Biotech industry Where are bioplastics going? At the end of November, 300 experts came together in Berlin to “rethink Bioplastics” and [...]