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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+02:0018 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+02:0022 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 [...]

News in brief – June 2017

2017-06-29T13:21:34+02:0029 June 2017|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

DuPont wins 2017 European Company of the Year Award for bio-based materials: DuPont Industrial Biosciences (DuPont) has been awarded the 2017 European Company of the Year Award for bio-based materials, reflecting the company’s position “at the vanguard of innovation, developing cutting-edge, bio-based materials that improve customers' lives and meet market needs for high-performing, sustainable [...]

EUBP urges European Council to support bio-based packaging

2017-04-24T12:49:42+02:0024 April 2017|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

The ongoing revision of the European Directive on Packaging and Packaging Waste (94/62/EC) represents a concrete opportunity for the bioeconomy sector in Europe and the transition to a circular economy. Earlier in March this year, the European Parliament voted, for the first time ever, for an amendment of this directive that requires Member States [...]

Oxo-degradable plastics increasingly under fire in Europe

2017-02-28T09:32:26+02:0028 February 2017|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Spain announced plans to ban the sale of lightweight oxo-degradable bags from 2018 onwards under a new law drafted by the Spanish agriculture and environment ministry. The law implements an EU directive to reduce the consumption of lightweight plastic carrier bags. The draft also includes a minimum price on plastic bags above 15 microns [...]

OWS expert statement on biodegradable mulch films

2017-01-31T14:24:51+02:0031 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 [...]