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Member portrait: Normec OWS

2023-01-27T14:37:15+01:0027 January 2023|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

In each issue of the European Bioplastics Newsletter, we present 5 facts about a member of European Bioplastics. In this issue, Astrid Van Houtte, Marketing & Sales Manager, and Bruno De Wilde, Managing Director Business Development, at Normec OWS share some interesting insights on their company.  5 facts about Normec OWS, Belgium  Since November [...]

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

2022-12-20T14:55:29+01:0020 December 2022|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

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 [...]

News from the members: December 2022

2022-12-20T15:23:36+01:0020 December 2022|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

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 [...]

Successful EUBP Conference: bioplastics industry set to engage with political stakeholders on upcoming legislation

2022-12-09T15:32:31+01:009 December 2022|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Berlin, 9 December 2022 – At the 17th annual European Bioplastics (EUBP) Conference, which took place on 6/7 December in Berlin, industry experts discussed the latest innovations in the bioplastics sector and drove the debate on most recent political developments. These included in particular the Commission’s first policy framework on innovative bioplastic materials as [...]

Bioplastics community gathers at EUBP Conference in Berlin – programme available now

2022-10-31T13:52:59+01:0031 October 2022|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

The European Bioplastics (EUBP) Conference, the leading business and networking event for the bioplastics industry, will take place on 6/7 December 2022 in Berlin. Its long-awaited conference programme was just recently published. “The success story of this conference continues in its 17th edition. We look forward to welcoming the international bioplastics community in Berlin”, [...]

News from the members: October 2022

2022-10-31T13:49:39+01:0031 October 2022|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Avantium and Sphera cut GHG emissions with Dutch sugar beet-based plantMPG Avantium has partnered with software company Sphera to perform an LCA on plant-based mono propylene glycol (plantMPG), produced with Avantium’s Ray Technology from sucrose derived from Dutch sugar beet. PlantMPG is a chemical intermediate used in various applications, including in functional fluids and unsaturated [...]

Bioplastics community gathers at EUBP Conference in Berlin – programme available now

2022-10-17T14:56:36+02:0017 October 2022|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Berlin, 17 October 2022 – The European Bioplastics (EUBP) Conference, the leading business and networking event for the bioplastics industry, will take place on 6/7 December 2022 in Berlin. “The success story of this conference continues in its 17th edition. We look forward to welcoming the international bioplastics community in Berlin”, says Hasso von [...]

Transition to climate neutrality needs accurate accounting for biogenic carbon

2022-09-30T11:26:59+02:0030 September 2022|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

The Product Environmental Footprint method could become the EU’s guiding approach for environmental impact assessment; to be fit for purpose, it should appraise the carbon footprint of bio-based products.  As the European Commission increasingly plans to rely on the Product Environmental Footprint (PEF) method as the guiding approach for environmental impact assessment, an accurate [...]

PLA compostable bioplastics, towards a circular economy

2022-09-30T11:23:08+02:0030 September 2022|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Maelenn Macedo-Ravard, Regulatory and Sustainability Manager at TotalEnergies Corbion BV Read below a guest article by Maelenn Macedo-Ravard, Regulatory and Sustainability Manager at TotalEnergies Corbion BV. Plastic recycling is far from reaching its targets included in the different waste legislations worldwide. Of all plastic produced since 1950, only 9% has ever been [...]

How bioplastics can help to make the medical sector more sustainable

2022-08-31T11:26:18+02:0031 August 2022|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Constance Ißbrücker, Head of Environmental Affairs at European Bioplastics e.V. Bioplastics are nothing new to the medical sector. In fact, it’s one of the sectors where bioplastics have been in use for a very long time because they offer significant benefits in terms of specific properties and functionalities. They also provide opportunities [...]