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News in brief – April 2018

2018-06-21T11:45:00+00:0026 April 2018|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

NatureWorks names Richard Altice new President and CEO: On 24 April, NatureWorks' board of directors named Richard Altice as the company's new President and Chief Executive Officer, replacing Marc Verbruggen, who led the company from 2008 to his retirement in 2017. Altice comes to NatureWorks from PolyOne Corporation where he was Senior Vice President [...]

Peace of mind for families (and the environment)

2018-07-02T08:50:25+00:0022 March 2018|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Concerns about harmful chemicals, health and environmental effects lead more and more parents and toymakers alike to switch to high-quality, sustainable, and safe toys made from bio-based instead from petroleum-based materials. Next to a growing number of new start-ups developing bioplastics toys, big players such as Lego and Hasbro are also investing heavily in [...]

Member portrait: Roundtable on Sustainable Biomaterials (RSB)

2017-09-28T11:51:44+00:0028 September 2017|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Marcelle Peuckert, Business Development Director at RSB In each issue of the Bioplastics Bulletin, we present 5 facts about a member of European Bioplastics. In this issue, Marcelle Peuckert, Business Development Director at the Roundtable on Sustainable Biomaterials (RSB) shares some information on one of the world’s most credible international sustainability and [...]

News in brief – April 2017

2017-04-24T12:48:01+00:0024 April 2017|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Audi, BASF and Covestro develop automotive clearcoat with bio-based hardener: A project team consisting of employees of the car maker Audi, BASF´s Coatings division and materials company Covestro has developed a clearcoat containing a bio-based hardener that was applied to test bodies of the Audi Q2 under near-series conditions at the Audi plant in [...]

News in brief – March 2017

2017-03-30T09:35:00+00:0030 March 2017|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Danimer Scientific and PepsiCo to Collaborate on Biodegradable Resins: Biotechnology leader Danimer Scientific and global food and beverage company PepsiCo, Inc. (PEP) have announced an agreement that includes development of Danimer Scientifics’ biodegradable film resins to meet the sustainable flexible packaging requirements of PepsiCo’s global food and beverage business. The agreement includes the development [...]

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 [...]

Braskem invests US$2 million to optimise its Green Plastic production and reduces CO2 emissions by 30%

2017-01-11T08:00:46+00:0024 November 2016|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |

BRASKEM green ethylene plant in Triunfo (Photo: Mathias Cramer) With an investment of R$7.1 million, the equivalent to over US$2 million, from 2013 to 2015 in its green ethylene unit in Triunfo, Rio Grande do Sul, Braskem, the largest thermoplastic resin producer in the Americas, was able to significantly reduce the CO2 emissions [...]

In brief – August 2016

2017-01-11T08:00:47+00:0017 August 2016|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , |

Open call for Bioplastics Award 2016: Like every year, the winner of the Global Bioplastics Award will be announced at the 11th European Bioplastics Conference in November 2016 in Berlin. The award ceremony is hosted by the bioplastics MAGAZINE and recognises innovations and great achievements by manufacturers, processors, brand owners, or users of bioplastics materials. [...]

In brief – June 2016

2017-01-11T08:00:47+00:0022 June 2016|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , |

Reverdia and Wageningen UR Launch Development of Durable Bio-PBS Compounds: Reverdia and Wageningen UR Food & Biobased Research launched a joint development programme on bio-based PBS (polybutylene succinate) compounds for injection moulding. The new bio-PBS compounds will be durable and based on Biosuccinium™. The final compounds are expected to have an improved carbon footprint in [...]