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Member portrait: SPHERE

2018-01-29T15:43:07+01:0029 January 2018|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Jean-Marc Nony, Sustainable Development Director, SPHERE In each issue of the Bioplastics Bulletin, we present 5 facts about a member of European Bioplastics. This month, Jean-Marc Nony, Sustainable Development Director at SPHERE, shares some information on the French family group and leading European manufacturer of household packaging and bioplastic bags. 5 facts [...]

News In Brief (September 2017)

2017-09-28T11:39:10+02:0028 September 2017|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

New bio-based PE films: UPM Raflatac, a global manufacturer of label materials, extends its range of film face materials for the European market with a new plant-based material that provides a sustainable alternative to fossil-based films for a wide variety of end uses. RafBio PE performs just like standard PE film, and its excellent [...]

In brief (December 2016)

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

Italy’s Bioeconomy Strategy: In November, the Italian government published its Bioeconomy Strategy, which is still open for a public consultation with national stakeholders until 20 December 2016. Italy already has one of the most advanced infrastructures for the separate collection and recycling of organic waste and is a centre of excellence for integrated biorefineries. [...]

News in brief – November 2016

2017-01-11T08:00:46+01:0024 November 2016|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Total and Corbion form a Joint Venture in bioplastics: Total and Corbion are joining forces to develop bioplastics by creating a 50/50 joint venture to produce and market polylactic (PLA) polymers. The two partners plan to build a world-class PLA polymerization plant with a capacity of 75,000 tons per year at Corbion's site in [...]

News from our Members – August 2016

2017-01-11T08:00:46+01:0017 August 2016|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

AIMPLAS develops biodegradable dairy packaging suitable for pasteurisation FKuR launches new Bio-Flex blends that reduce the thickness of compostable films BASF offers compostable particle foam with high bio-based content Original Food now offers their premium wild coffee in biodegradable coffee capsules AIMPLAS develops biodegradable dairy packaging suitable for pasteurisation The dairy sector will [...]

From waste to bioplastics – Ford ‘driving’ the technology forward

2017-01-11T08:00:47+01:0017 August 2016|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Car manufacturer Ford recently announced to team up with spirits brand Jose Cuervo to develop bioplastics form agave biowaste leftover from the tequila-making process. An unlikely coalition – usually alcohol and cars don’t mix – that made many people curious about the possibilities of making bioplastics from waste. The technology isn’t new, quite the [...]

New products and innovations

2017-01-11T08:00:47+01:0022 June 2016|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , |

100% bio-based and biodegradable microbeads for cosmetics developed by Bio-on Bio-On S.p.A., an Italian developer of bio-fermentation technologies for biodegradable materials and industrial applications, has developed a new formulation, called Minerv PHA Bio Cosmetics (type C1), that is designed to make 100% bio-based and biodegradable microbeads suitable for the cosmetics industry. The plastic micro [...]

Feedstock

2020-12-10T15:19:35+01:0021 February 2016|Tags: , , , , , , |

Renewable feedstock Today, bioplastics are mostly made of carbohydrate-rich plants such as corn or sugar cane, so called food crops or first generation feedstock. First generation feedstock is currently the most efficient for the production of bioplastics, as it requires the least amount of land to grow and produces the [...]

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