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Chemical recycling – snapshot of a technology everybody talks about

2021-06-28T11:31:47+02:0028 June 2021|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Chemical recycling has gained increased attention as a promising recovery technology, especially for post-consumer plastic waste. It is seen as a complementary solution to mechanical recycling, being better suited for difficult to recycle plastics like multi-layer solutions or heavily contaminated plastics. Yet, its availability at commercial scale is currently still limited, and a legislative framework at European [...]

Member portrait: Futerro

2021-06-28T11:31:22+02:0028 June 2021|Tags: , , , , , |

In each issue of the Bioplastics Newsletter, we present some facts about a member of European Bioplastics. This month, Frédéric Van Gansberghe, Chief Executive Officer of Futerro, shares some interesting insights on his company.    5 facts about Futerro, Belgium  Futerro is working on polylactic acid (PLA) technology since 1992, mastering the complete production cycle, from sugar to PLA.  Commercial production has started in January 2021 with an annual [...]

News from the members: June 2021

2021-06-28T11:30:46+02:0028 June 2021|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

EarthFirst Films by PSI produces first PHA home compostable packaging film  EarthFirst Films by PSI, a global bioplastic film technology and manufacturing company, announced in an 18 May statement the successful completion of the first commercial run of PHA - polyhydroxyalkanoate - home compostable packaging film. Although the PHA materials have been certified, the film will go through [...]

News from the members: April 2021

2021-04-30T11:14:53+02:0030 April 2021|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

Total Corbion PLA enters engineering stage for new PLA plant in Grandpuits, France Total Corbion PLA, a 50/50 joint venture between Total and Corbion, confirmed that it has kicked off the front-end engineering design stage for its new 100,000 tons per annum Poly Lactic Acid (PLA) plant in Grandpuits, France. The plant, due to [...]

EU research project BIOnTop explores protein coatings to enhance barrier properties of bio-based films

2021-03-31T15:17:28+02:0031 March 2021|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , |

BIOnTop’s research teams are pursuing various strategies to optimise biopolymers with a specific focus on protein-based coatings. European Bioplastics supports the BIOnTop project as consortium partner.  Most sensitive foods are packaged in multi-layer composite films to ensure sufficient flavour, water vapor, and oxygen barriers to maintain products’ quality and increase its shelf life. However, most of these composite [...]

News from the members: February 2021

2021-02-26T14:08:16+01:0026 February 2021|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

Neste's renewable products reduced greenhouse gas emissions by 10 million tons in 2020  In the course of 2020, Neste’s renewable products helped customers in several geographic markets to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 10.0 million tons altogether. This amount equals the annual carbon footprint of 1.5 million average EU citizens (source: World Bank) or [...]

News from the members: January 2021

2021-01-29T16:20:26+01:0029 January 2021|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , |

Corbion to expand lactic acid production capacity in North America Recently, Corbion announced that it is planning to expand its lactic acid capacity at its manufacturing facility in Blair, Nebraska by around 40%. Lactic acid can be used for the production of polylactic acid (PLA). The demand for PLA on the markets remains high, [...]

Member portrait: Sidaplax

2020-12-18T16:25:37+01:0018 December 2020|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Roel Seegers, Business Development Manager for bio-based and compostable films, Sidaplax In each issue of the Bioplastics Bulletin, we present some facts about a member of European Bioplastics. This month, Roel Seegers, Business Development Manager for bio-based and compostable films at Sidaplax, shares some interesting insights on his company.    5 facts about Sidaplax, Belgium  As one of the world’s largest PLA film [...]

News from the members: November/December 2020

2020-12-18T14:13:31+01:0018 December 2020|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |

BASF Launches Circular Economy Program  In a circular economy, the aim is to avoid waste, reuse products and recover resources. "Companies that can provide solutions for the transformation to a circular economy will have a crucial competitive advantage," said Dr. Martin Brudermüller, Chairman of the Board of Executive Directors and Chief Technology Officer of BASF, speaking about [...]

Market update 2020: Bioplastics continue to become mainstream as the global bioplastics market is set to grow by 36 percent over the next 5 years

2021-01-21T11:35:42+01:002 December 2020|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Berlin, 2 December 2020 – The results of the European Bioplastics’ (EUBP) annual market data update, presented today at the 15th EUBP Conference, confirm the continued dynamic growth of the global bioplastics industry. “Our industry has successfully weathered the challenges posed by the Covid-19 pandemic. And the outlook for bioplastics is also promising as [...]

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