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European Bioplastics elects new Board with François de Bie as new Chairman

2019-12-03T15:20:56+01:003 December 2019|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Berlin, 3 December 2019 – European Bioplastics (EUBP), the association representing the interests of the bioplastics industry, has elected a new Board. The new Chairman, François de Bie (Total Corbion PLA), together with EUBP’s new Vice Chairpersons, Mariagiovanna Vetere (NatureWorks) and Lars Börger (Neste), will lead the association’s continuous support towards achieving a circular economy. [...]

The Corbion case: a multi-stakeholder initiative driving sustainability in the cane sugar sector in Thailand

2019-11-29T10:55:10+01:0029 November 2019|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |

Sugarcane plants growing at field The Dutch company Corbion is a manufacturer of lactic acid and lactic acid derivatives, emulsifiers, functional enzyme blends, minerals, vitamins, and algae ingredients. Part of the company’s key sustainability initiatives is the responsible sourcing initiative. It aims to create a sustainable supply chain for its agricultural raw [...]

Member portrait: Toro Gips S.L.

2019-11-29T10:54:33+01:0029 November 2019|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Catrin Claver, Head of Marketing & Communication at Toro Gips S.L. In each issue of the Bioplastics Bulletin we present five facts about a member of European Bioplastics. This month, Ms. Catrin Claver, Head of Marketing & Communication at Toro Gips S.L., shares some information on the broad range of possibilities that [...]

K2019 Recap: Bioplastics industry at the core of interest

2019-10-31T14:15:25+01:0031 October 2019|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Impression from K2019 featuring Total Corbion PLA, Novamont, Sukano, IKT, FKuR, Aimplas, BASF, Mitsubishi Chemicals After eight days (16 until 23 October) packed with major events, smaller dialogue forums and even more bilateral discussions, the leading global trade fair for the plastics and rubber industry closed its doors in Düsseldorf. With approx. [...]

Total Corbion’s new plant in Thailand produces low carbon footprint PLA

2019-10-31T14:02:56+01:0031 October 2019|Tags: , , , , , , , |

François de Bie, Senior Marketing Director at Total Corbion PLA In September 2019, Total Corbion PLA, a 50/50 joint venture between Total and Corbion, officially inaugurated its 75,000 tons per year PLA (Poly Lactic Acid) bioplastics plant in Rayong, Thailand. The new facility produces a broad range of Luminy® PLA resins from [...]

Event with MEP Bogovič underlines importance of bioplastics to achieve a circular economy

2019-09-26T19:30:24+01:0026 September 2019|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

from left to right: Eva Štraser (Evegreen/Bioplasticpot), Stephan Kabasci (Fraunhofer UMSICHT), Mariagiovanna Vetere (EUBP/NatureWorks), Franc Bogovič (MEP) , François de Bie (EUBP/Total Corbion PLA), Kristy-Barbara Lange (EUBP) On 24 September, European Bioplastics, together with MEP Franc Bogovič (EPP, Slovenia), held a working breakfast in the European Parliament on the role of bio-based [...]

News in brief: August/September 2019

2019-09-26T19:21:07+01:0026 September 2019|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

German Packaging Act: minimum standards for assessment of recycling capability lack promotion of bioplastics Packaging must become more recyclable and environmentally friendly. The recycling rates defined in the new German Packaging Act, which came into effect on 1 January 2019, are otherwise impossible to achieve. An important tool to implement the legislation, are the [...]

PolyBioSkin: Latest research milestones on bio-based diapers, beauty masks and wound dressings

2019-07-29T12:34:58+01:0029 July 2019|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |

The project PolyBioSkin, which was set out in 2017, aims to develop and validate pilot processes for producing prototypes of three globally significant, high performance, skin-contact products: diapers, beauty masks and wound dressings. These prototypes have to be predominantly bio-based and also biodegradable according to EN 13432. Two years on, the project is well [...]

Study aims to understand the biodegradation of individual polymers and their blends in managed and unmanaged environments

2019-06-27T14:11:54+01:0027 June 2019|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

(c) American Chemical Society Biodegradable polymers are often promoted as an environmental solution to plastic pollution. However, their degradation in managed and unmanaged environments is not always well understood. The authors of the study “Biodegradable plastic blends create new possibilities for end-of-life management of plastics but they are not a panacea for [...]

New study by the European Commission assesses the environmental impact of bio-based products in comparison to petrochemical counterparts

2019-03-22T13:23:16+01:0022 March 2019|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

The European Commission has published a new study Environmental impact assessments of innovative bio-based products. The study aims at providing science-based facts and evidences on the environmental impacts of bio-based products for comparison with petrochemical plastic counterparts, in order to support the future bioeconomy policy and decision-making at the EU level. The report concludes that [...]