News in brief – November 2018

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Mater-Biopolymer Novamont reopens Mater-Bioploymer plant in Patrica: Mater-Bi is a company wholly controlled by the Novamont group. Its purpose is the manufacture of ORIGO–BI®, biopolyesters with a high level of renewables, components of MATER-BI® compostable bioplastics. The plant has been regenerated, modified and in some cases wholly renewed to implement innovative technologies [...]

In Brief (December 2017)

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Mazda teams with Mitsubishi Chemical to develop bio-based engineering plastic grade: Mitsubishi Chemical Corp. and Mazda have jointly developed a new grade of Durabio, a bio-derived polycarbonate engineering plastic suitable for molding large cosmetic automotive parts. Durabio is based partially on isosorbide, which in turn is derived from sorbitol, a widely available natural feedstock. [...]

Final speaker line-up of the European Bioplastics Conference 2017

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Every year, the European Bioplastics Conference features a well-rounded conference programme attracting senior executives from across the bioplastics value chain, policy bodies, NGOs, and brand owners. We are happy to announce the final speaker line-up of this year’s conference, taking place on 28-29 November 2017 in Berlin, Germany. François de Bie, Chairman of [...]

News in brief – July 2017

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Perstorp Capa™ grades 6500D and 6800D given food contact approval in US: Perstorp has acquired food contact use approval for its Capa™ for Bioplastics product grades 6500D and the new 6800D. Perstorp already has food contact approval in Europe. The new Capa 6800D grade further extends Perstorp’s Capa portfolio. It is a high molecular [...]

Novamont commits to make all grades of MATER-BI bioplastics 40% to 100% bio-based by end of 2017

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At the environment summit in Bologna at the beginning of June, Novamont has announced it has taken a unilateral decision to introduce a 40% minimum threshold for bio-based content in all of its MATER-BI bioplastics, helping reduce CO2 emissions by an annual equivalent of 75,000 city cars from the streets of our cities. More [...]

European Bioplastics elects new Board – François de Bie confirmed as Chairman

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The new Board of European Bioplastics (from left to right): Erwin Lepoudre (Kaneka), Henri Colens (Braskem), Stefano Facco (Novamont), Mariagiovanna Vetere (NatureWorks), Michael von Ketteler (BASF SE), Peter Brunk (BIOTEC), and François de Bie (Total Corbion PLA). © European Bioplastics Berlin, 22 June 2017 – European Bioplastics (EUBP), the association representing the [...]

Successful test on the use of biodegradable carrier bags in anaerobic digestion plants

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Novamont, a leader in the development of bioplastics based in Italy, commissioned IGlux Witzenhausen GmbH and Witzenhausen-Institut GmbH to conduct a scientific study into the behaviour of biodegradable carrier bags made from MATER-BI – the bioplastic made by Novamont – in German anaerobic digestion plants. The use of biodegradable bags made from MATER-BI was tested [...]

Stronger support for the bioplastics industry in Europe

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Corbion, BIOTEC, and Sphere step up as Supporting Members of European Bioplastics European Bioplastics is happy to announce that three of their members, Corbion, BIOTEC, and Sphere step up as Supporting Members of European Bioplastics (EUBP) in 2017. All three companies have been members of EUBP for many years. Their stronger commitment is an [...]

European Parliament breakfast on biodegradable plastics

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On 25 January 2017, at the crossroads of several important dossiers and initiatives concerning the Circular Economy Package, Margrete Auken, Member of European Parliament, hosted a breakfast debate on ‘Clarifying biodegradable plastics and how to put them to proper use’. MEP Auken welcomed a delegation of the Congress’ of the Philippines Ecology Committee – [...]

News in brief | January 2017

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Avantium acquires the assets of Liquid Light: Avantium has acquired the assets of Liquid Light Inc., a renowned developer of electrochemical processes. Liquid Light has developed proprietary process technology to make major chemicals from low-cost, abundant carbon dioxide (CO2). The acquisition combines the technologies of both companies to develop a electro-catalysis platform and to [...]