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Member portrait: KIK Compounds SRL

2021-04-30T11:15:26+02:0030 April 2021|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , |

In each issue of the Bioplastics Newsletter, we present some facts about a member of European Bioplastics. This month, Germano Craia, Chief Executive Office of KIK Compounds SRL, shares some interesting insights on his company. 5 facts about KIK Compounds SRL, Romania KIK Compounds was founded in 2016, with the mission to revolutionize the [...]

News from the members: April 2021

2021-04-30T11:14:53+02:0030 April 2021|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

Total Corbion PLA enters engineering stage for new PLA plant in Grandpuits, France Total Corbion PLA, a 50/50 joint venture between Total and Corbion, confirmed that it has kicked off the front-end engineering design stage for its new 100,000 tons per annum Poly Lactic Acid (PLA) plant in Grandpuits, France. The plant, due to [...]

Is “bio” the way forward?

2021-04-30T14:12:08+02:0030 April 2021|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Read in the following a guest contribution by BIO-PLASTICS EUROPE (BPE) introducing the European research project coordinated by the Hamburg University of Applied Science. For the EU Horizon 2020-funded project BIO-PLASTICS EUROPE “bio” is indeed the way forward. With 22 partners from 13 countries, the project represents both, the research and the industry sector. [...]

News in brief: April 2021

2021-04-30T12:15:49+02:0030 April 2021|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , |

UK Government may ban oxo-degradable plastics following consultation The UK Government says it may introduce a ban on oxo-degradable plastics, following its consultation seeking evidence to develop standards for biodegradable, compostable and bio-based plastics. After having received 85 responses, it is now also exploring the issues that were raised in the government’s consultation on an extended producer responsibility scheme for packaging, as well as in its consultation on introducing greater consistency [...]

News from the members: February 2021

2021-03-31T15:35:31+02:0031 March 2021|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , |

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 [...]

Member portrait: Microtec SRL

2021-03-31T15:28:44+02:0031 March 2021|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

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 [...]

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

2021-03-31T15:17:28+02:0031 March 2021|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , |

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 [...]

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

2021-03-30T11:08:12+02:0030 March 2021|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

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 [...]

The role of compostable plastics within the circular economy

2021-03-17T13:40:37+01:0017 March 2021|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

On 3 March 2021, the EUBP webinar “Organic recycling within the circular economy: the role of compostable plastics” explored the contribution of biodegradable and compostable plastics to help the EU to meet its organic waste recovery targets by the end of 2023. In order to establish a truly circular economy, the EU needs to capture this untapped potential by collecting and organically recycling this waste into high value compost for soil enrichment.   In her welcome statement, our host MEP [...]

European Parliament report recognizes potential role of bioplastics in the circular economy

2021-02-26T14:48:33+01:0026 February 2021|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

On 8 February, the European Parliament adopted its Own Initiative Report on the Circular Economy which recognised the role of bioplastics for the future. Amongst other issues highlighted, the MEPs emphasised the potential role of bio-based and biodegradable and compostable plastics in the circular economy whilst noting that bio-based and/or biodegradable plastics alone will not provide a solution to the environmental concerns related to plastics. [...]

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