Member portrait: Sukano

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Daniel Ganz, global R&D leader for bioplastics, Sukano In each issue of the Bioplastics Bulletin, we present five facts about a member of European Bioplastics. This month, Daniel Ganz, global R&D leader for bioplastics at Sukano, shares some information on one of the world leaders in masterbatches, compounds, and special resins, headquartered [...]

Member portrait: Reverdia

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In each issue of the Bioplastics Bulletin, we present 5 facts about a member of European Bioplastics. In this issue, Marcel Lubben, President of Reverdia, shares some information on the global leader in the production of sustainable bio-succinic acid, based in the Netherlands. 5 facts about Reverdia Marcel Lubben, President of Reverdia Reverdia [...]

Member portrait: Succinity

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Andrej Brejc, Managing Director at Succinity GmbH In each issue of the Bioplastics Bulletin, we present 5 facts about a member of European Bioplastics. In this issue, Andrej Brejc, Managing Director at Succinity GmbH provides an insight into bio-based succinic acid, a promising building block for various bioplastic applications. 5 facts about Succinity [...]

Great interest in bioplastics at this year’s K 2016

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

This year’s K, the largest plastics trade show in the world so far, stretching over a whole week from 19 to 26 October 2016, drew 3,285 exhibitors and about 230,000 visitors from more than 160 countries to the mammoth Messe Düsseldorf, Germany. That’s a 5.5 percent increase in visitors compared to the K 2013 (the [...]

Member portrait: Kaneka Belgium N.V.

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

In each issue of the Bioplastics Bulletin, we present 5 facts about a member of European Bioplastics. In this issue, Dr Erwin Lepoudre, Business Manager Biopolymers at the Green Polymer Division at Kaneka Belgium N.V., based in Westerlo-Oevel, Belgium, shares some information about the producer of high-performance polymers. 5 facts about Kaneka Erwin Dr [...]

In brief – June 2016

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Reverdia and Wageningen UR Launch Development of Durable Bio-PBS Compounds: Reverdia and Wageningen UR Food & Biobased Research launched a joint development programme on bio-based PBS (polybutylene succinate) compounds for injection moulding. The new bio-PBS compounds will be durable and based on Biosuccinium™. The final compounds are expected to have an improved carbon footprint in [...]

Materials

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Bioplastic materials Today, there is a bioplastic alternative for almost every conventional plastic material and corresponding application. Bioplastics – plastics that are biobased, biodegradable, or both – have the same properties as conventional plastics and offer additional advantages, such as a reduced carbon footprint or additional waste management options [...]

Mitsubishi’s KAITEKI principle for good chemistry and a sustainable society

15 December 2015|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Mitsubishi Chemicals recently received the Global Bioplastics Award for the use of their biobased engineering plastic DURABIO™ in the front panel of Sharp’s new smartphone, marking the first time a biobased plastic has been used in the front panel of any smartphone. European Bioplastics spoke to Frank Steinbrecher, Technical Manager at Mitsubishi Chemical Performance [...]