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Dec 12, 2016 |
By Don Rosato
In this new bioplastics era microbiologists are directly involved with material scientists in developing new bioplastic building blocks including monomers, additives, blends, alloys, and hybrid...
Aug 31, 2016 |
Few plastics additives attract as much controversy within the plastics industry as oxo-degradable products. The war of words within the plastics and bioplastics industry regarding the use of...
Aug 19, 2016 |
By Sreeparna Das
Similar to other industries, for the plastics industry too, actions of big brands and OEMs have an impact down the full value chain. Things get highly interesting when they decide to join hands...
Apr 15, 2016 |
The recent decline of crude oil prices during 2015 forward has hampered the growth of bioplastics, yet the remarkable technology achievements in biochemical building blocks of the past two decades...
Jan 30, 2015 |
There are two main types of biopolymers: those that come from living organisms; and, those which need to be polymerized but come from renewable resources. Both types are used in the production of...
Sep 22, 2016 |
Global bioplastics production capacity is expected to grow at a compounded annual growth rate of almost 20% from 2013 to 2020.
While this envisaged growth looks good, we cannot neglect that while...
Sep 9, 2016 |
By Mark DeMeuse
Fiber-reinforced plastics or FRPs are lightweight, have high specific mechanical properties, are corrosion resistant, have long life cycles, and are easy to manufacture in different shapes.
May 18, 2016 |
Bioeconomy holds great opportunities and solutions to several key environmental, societal and economic challenges. The European bioeconomy is already worth more than a couple of trillion euros. As...
Sep 16, 2015 |
Wood Plastic Composites or WPCs - the combination of wood and plastic - are gaining popularity as a safe, environmentally sustainable and long-lasting material for use in outdoor decks, fences...
Jan 16, 2015 |
Exploring the weight advantages of new engineered thermoplastic and thermoset materials and composites against a backdrop of advanced metal technology is the focus of this article. There is a huge...
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