Sustainable feedstock sourcing

25 July 2018|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

As the market for bioplastics grows, inevitable questions around the sustainability of bio-based products continue to be of relevance to the brands and organisations who are driving this growth. We sat down with Rolf Hogan, Executive Director of the Roundtable on Sustainable Biomaterials, to discuss the key trends in the bioeconomy, the kinds of [...]

How much land do we really need to produce bio-based plastics?

28 February 2018|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Constance Ißbrücker, Head of Environmental Affairs, EUBP The consequences of climate change and the finite nature of fossil resources constitute two broadly acknowledged challenges for society in the decades to come. Bioplastics, which are derived fully or at least in part from renewable resources, have the unique advantage over conventional plastics to [...]

Global market for bioplastics to grow by 20 percent

29 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 [...]

PLA bioplastics from Bonsucro certified sugarcane now available from Total Corbion PLA

31 August 2017|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

First Bonsucro certified sugar delivery arriving at the Corbion site in Rayong, Thailand. Image: Total Corbion PLA. Total Corbion PLA, global technology leader and producer of PLA (Poly Lactic Acid) bioplastics and lactide monomers, announced last week that PLA resins from Bonsucro certified sugarcane are now available for commercial order. Converters and [...]

EU parliamentary debate: “Time to rethink plastics? Going bio-based is the new black!”

31 October 2016|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

On 18th October 2016, Member of Parliament (MEP) Fredrick Federley and European Bioplastics (EUBP) organised a lunch debate “Time to rethink plastics? Going bio-based is the new black” in the European Parliament. A group of 40 representatives from the European Commission, the Parliament, the Council, the industry, and NGOs met to discuss the role of [...]

In brief (October 2016)

31 October 2016|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Reverdia & Xinhuarun partner to produce bio-based PU foam: Reverdia and Dezhou Xinhuarun Technology (Xinhuarun) have signed an agreement to jointly develop and promote Biosuccinium™-based microcellular polyurethane (PU) foams. The new microcellular foams will be used in soles for footwear and further applications. BioBTX technology successfully yields 100% bio-based PET: Earlier this month, [...]

Feedstock

21 February 2016|Tags: , , , , , , |

Renewable feedstock Today, bioplastics are mostly made of carbohydrate-rich plants such as corn or sugar cane, so called food crops or first generation feedstock. First generation feedstock is currently the most efficient for the production of bioplastics, as it requires the least amount of land to grow and produces [...]