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BioSupPack project will develop innovative bioplastic packaging from brewery by-products

2021-06-28T11:31:05+02:0028 June 2021|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

BioSupPack project supported by EUBP The EU-funded BioSupPack project, supported by European Bioplastics (EUBP), is geared towards contributing to the European bio-based circular economy by developing polyhydroxyalkanoate (PHA)-based packaging solutions derived from residues. It is a viable recycling process for these bio-based plastic materials to make sure resources stay in the loop. [...]

News in brief: June 2021

2021-06-28T11:30:00+02:0028 June 2021|Tags: , , , , , , |

SUP Directive Guidelines: a long list of inconsistencies and questions left unanswered  With almost one year of delay on the timetable set by the Single-Use Plastics Directive, the long-awaited Guidelines have been finally published at the end of May 2021. From now on, the document will represent the vademecum for the activities of both the national [...]

Member portrait: Coperion GmbH

2021-05-31T15:42:41+02:0031 May 2021|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |

In each issue of the Bioplastics Newsletter, we present some facts about a member of European Bioplastics. This month, Levin Batschauer, Sales Manager Bioplastics, Business Unit Compounding, Recycling, and Battery of Coperion GmbH, shares some interesting insights on his company.    5 facts about Coperion, Germany  Coperion is an international technology leader in compounding and extrusion systems, feeding and weighing technology, bulk material handling systems and services. It designs, develops, manufactures, and [...]

The Fantastic Bioplastic Finder supports industry’s transition to a circular economy

2021-05-31T10:51:14+02:0031 May 2021|Tags: , , , , , |

Fantastic Bioplastic Finder by Circuteria Read in the following a guest article by the Berlin-based start-up Circuteria.  In the consumer products industry, there still remains a lack of information and understanding in regard to sustainability. Many manufacturers want to produce more sustainable products with biopolymers but often do not know what materials to use. The [...]

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 [...]

Is “bio” the way forward?

2021-04-30T14:12:08+02:0030 April 2021|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Read in the following a guest contribution by BIO-PLASTICS EUROPE (BPE) introducing the European research project coordinated by the Hamburg University of Applied Science. For the EU Horizon 2020-funded project BIO-PLASTICS EUROPE “bio” is indeed the way forward. With 22 partners from 13 countries, the project represents both, the research and the industry sector. [...]

News from the members: February 2021

2021-03-31T15:35:31+02:0031 March 2021|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , |

FKuR and SKYi establish joint venture in India  FKuR Kunststoff GmbH and India's SKYi Innovations LLP recently established the Skyi FKuR Biopolymers Pvt Ltd joint venture at the end of 2019 to further strengthen their cooperation. The local production of biodegradable, partially biobased plastics has now begun. This is a further step in implementing the FKuR mission to leave the world a little better [...]

News in brief: March 2021

2021-03-31T15:25:59+02:0031 March 2021|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , |

Polymateria misuses RecyClass Recyclability Evaluation Protocols  RecyClass, a cross-industry initiative that offers recyclability certifications and recycled content traceability certification for plastic packaging, informed about a misuse of its RecyClass Recyclability Evaluation Protocols by the British start-up Polymateria. After RecyClass had refused a request by Polymateria, the company commissioned Impact Solutions to carry out a recyclability test for their polyethylene film with biodegradable additive technology called PLM-G. Later, the [...]

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 [...]

Using LCA to compare bio-based and fossil-based plastics is not that simple

2021-03-30T11:08:12+02:0030 March 2021|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Constance Ißbrücker, Head of Environmental Affairs at European Bioplastics e.V. Life cycle assessment (LCA) has evolved to be the preferred tool to assess the environmental sustainability of certain products and materials. Recently it has also been used with great enthusiasm to compare bio-based with fossil-based plastics. It seems to be an easy instrument to draw [...]

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