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News in brief – February 2017

2017-02-28T09:31:24+01:0028 February 2017|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Latest market trends on bio-based building blocks released by nova-Institute: According to the latest market study by the nova-Institute on “Bio-based Building Blocks and Polymers – Global Capacities and Trends 2016 – 2021”, production capacities for bio-based polymers worldwide continue to grow despite difficult market environments. With 6.6 million tonnes production capacities in 2016, [...]

Rethinking Bioplastics: Future Directions in the Bioplastics Industry

2017-01-11T08:00:44+01:0020 December 2016|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Review of the 11th European Bioplastics Conference 2016 Denise Neves Gameiro, editor for Labiotech.eu By Denise Neves Gameiro, editor for Labiotech.eu, the new leading digital media platform covering news from the European Biotech industry Where are bioplastics going? At the end of November, 300 experts came together in Berlin to “rethink Bioplastics” and [...]

These were the highlights that shaped bioplastics in 2016

2017-01-11T08:00:44+01:0020 December 2016|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

2016 has been another eventful, promising, and successful year for bioplastics. While the discussions around the EU Circular Economy Package and first regulatory changes in the Members States reshape the legislative and economic landscape for businesses involved in the bioeconomy in Europe, the bioplastics industry continues to drive innovation in new bioplastics solutions and the development [...]

Great interest in bioplastics at this year’s K 2016

2017-01-11T08:00:46+01:0031 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 [...]

News from our Members:

2017-01-11T08:00:46+01:0031 October 2016|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Novamont opens first commercial-scale production plant for biobased BDO Novamont, the Italy-based producer of the Mater-Bi family of bioplastics, has opened the world’s first commercial-scale plant for the production of bio-based butanediol (1,4 BDO), in Bottrighe (Veneto Region), North East Italy. Novamont invested over €100 million in MATER-BIOTEC, which is now the world’s first dedicated [...]

In brief – September 2016

2017-01-11T08:00:46+01:0028 September 2016|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Bio-TPV as a substitute for soft PVC on floors: Fraunhofer Umsicht is developing a bio-based TPV material that could conceivably replace soft PVC in vinyl flooring. The researchers at Fraunhofer Umsicht are exploring the possibilities of a new, plasticizer-free, bio-based, thermoplastic vulcanizate (Bio-TPV) consisting of a soft, bio-based component, such as natural rubber, dispersed in [...]

New products and innovations (May 2016)

2017-01-11T08:00:47+01:003 May 2016|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Partnership between BASF and Avantium to produce FDCA and PEF Earlier this year, BASF and Avantium announced their plans of a joint venture for the production of furandicarboxylic acid (FDCA) and polyethylenefuranotate (PEF) from renewable resources. FDCA is the essential chemical building block for the production of PEF, which is particularly suitable for certain food [...]

Materials

2019-12-18T11:55:40+01:0021 February 2016|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , |

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 [...]

In Brief – Dec 2015

2017-01-11T08:00:48+01:0015 December 2015|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Thai PPT to invest $1.1 bln in bioplastics: Thailand's energy firm PTT Pcl said it’s planning to invest 40 billion baht (1.11 billion US Dollar) in bioplastics and environmentally-friendly products from 2014 to 2020. The state-controlled group aims for bioplastics to account for 2 percent of the firm's revenue by 2020. FDCA and [...]