News In Brief – March 2018

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The Netherlands to ban oxo-degradable plastics: After France and Spain implemented actions in 2017 to limit the production, distribution, sale, provision and utilization of packaging or bags made from oxo-degradable plastics – conventional plastics that falsely claim to biodegrade – the Netherlands now, too, announced plans for a complete ban of oxo-degradable plastics. "A [...]

News in brief – May 2017

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Synvina receives interim approval for bio-based PEF recyclability: Amsterdam-based Synvina CV has received interim approval from the European PET bottle platform (EPBP) for the recyclability of its bio-based polyethylenefuranoate (PEF) materials in the European bottle recycling market. The BASF-Avantium joint venture, which was set up in October last year, will produce bio-based furandicarboxylic acid (FDCA) [...]

Total Corbion PLA formally starts up operations

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Earlier this month, Total Corbion PLA officially launched its operations to produce and market Poly Lactic Acid (PLA) polymers. PLA is a biobased and biodegradable polymer made from annually renewable resources. As announced by parent companies Total and Corbion last November, the new company is a 50/50 joint venture based in the Netherlands. [...]

Danone and Nestlé Waters commit to 100 percent bio-based PET

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Danone and Nestlé Waters, the world’s two largest bottled water companies, have joined forces with Origin Materials, a start-up based in Sacramento, California, to form the NaturALL Bottle Alliance. Together, the three partners aim to develop and launch at commercial scale a PET plastic bottle made from 100 percent bio-based renewable material. The project [...]

Global bioplastics market continues to grow despite low oil price

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The results of European Bioplastics’ annual market data update 2016 confirm a stable growth of the global bioplastics industry: “The market is predicted to grow by 50 percent over the coming years despite the low oil price,” said François de Bie, Chairman of European Bioplastics, during the 11th European Bioplastics Conference on 30 November [...]

Global bioplastics production capacities continue to grow despite low oil price

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Stronger political support needed to realise full potential of bio-based materials in Europe Berlin, 30 November 2016. The results of European Bioplastics’ annual market data update, presented today at the 11th European Bioplastics Conference in Berlin, confirm a stable growth of the global bioplastics industry. “The market is predicted to grow by 50 percent [...]

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 [...]

New products and innovations

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Certified bio-based and compostable coffee capsule for Nespresso systems Original Food GmbH presented a certified compostable coffee capsule for Nespresso systems at Biofach 2016 trade fair earlier in February. With the launch of the capsule, the producer of the renowned Kaffa wild coffee underlines its commitment in environmental protection and sustainability, including the entire [...]