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Microbes fully metabolize biodegradable plastics

2018-08-16T12:40:11+02:0016 August 2018|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Berlin, 16 August 2018 - Researchers at ETH Zurich and the Swiss Federal Institute of Aquatic Science and Technology (Eawag) succeeded in an interdisciplinary study to demonstrate that soil microorganisms metabolically utilised the carbon in the PBAT polymer both for energy production and also to build up microbial biomass. The researchers used the biodegradable [...]

News in brief – July 2018

2018-07-25T11:31:27+02:0025 July 2018|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , |

VTT developed a biodegradable material that is 100% bio-based. The first model product is a designer chair manufactured as a joint effort between VTT, Plastec Finland and KO-HO Industrial design. © VTT Thermoformable bio-based material to replace fossil-based plastics in furniture: VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland Ltd has developed a thermally [...]

EUBP’s policy recommendations to integrate bioplastics in the EU Plastics Strategy

2018-06-21T12:00:27+02:0022 March 2018|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

On 16 January 2018, the European Commission published its Communication ‘A European Strategy for Plastics in a Circular Economy’. According to the Commission, this proposal is an ambitious step towards making the European plastics system more resource-efficient and drive the change from a linear to a circular system. Bioplastics provide crucial impulses for innovation [...]

Peace of mind for families (and the environment)

2018-07-02T08:50:25+02:0022 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 [...]

News in brief – February 2018

2018-07-19T14:19:28+02:0028 February 2018|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , |

PHA from sewage sludge enters demonstration phase: The Phario project produces PHA at the biological sewage treatment plant in Bath, the Netherlands, which is run by the Brabantse Delta water board. The processes required for purifying sewage water breeds bacteria that can produce 0.47 grams of PHA per gram of organic matter in the [...]

PLA in the waste stream

2017-12-18T11:06:57+01:0018 December 2017|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

The new German packaging law (Verpackungsgesetz, effective from January 2019, we reported earlier this year) includes provisions under which the participation fees for packaging shall be adapted in order to incentivise the use of recycled and renewable materials. The consequential increase in bio-based plastic packaging and the expected rise of new types of materials [...]

Global market for bioplastics to grow by 20 percent

2018-07-19T14:04:43+02:0029 November 2017|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Berlin, 29 November 2017 – The results of European Bioplastics’ annual market data update, presented today at the 12th European Bioplastics Conference in Berlin, confirm a stable growth of the global bioplastics industry. “The global market for bioplastics is predicted to grow by 20 percent over the next five years. The transition to a [...]

News in brief – November 2017

2017-11-22T13:24:13+01:0022 November 2017|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Perstorp launches world’s first portfolio of renewable polyols: In response to the fast-growing global need for more sustainable coatings, resins and synthetic lubricants, Perstorp has developed a portfolio of renewable alternatives to the essential polyols Pentaerythritol (Penta), Trimethylolpropane (TMP), and Neopentyl glycol (Neo). Two new polyols – Evyron and Neeture - complete the company’s [...]

News In Brief (September 2017)

2017-09-28T11:39:10+02:0028 September 2017|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

New bio-based PE films: UPM Raflatac, a global manufacturer of label materials, extends its range of film face materials for the European market with a new plant-based material that provides a sustainable alternative to fossil-based films for a wide variety of end uses. RafBio PE performs just like standard PE film, and its excellent [...]

PolyBioSkin develops biopolymers for high-demand skin-contact applications

2017-07-20T11:42:45+02:0017 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 [...]

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