The Universal Selection Source: Plastics & Elastomers

Green & Bioplastics
Bioplastics are important component of global sustainability. By focusing on key concepts such as plastic composting, Thermoplastic Starch, Bio-filler, PHA, PHB, renewable plastic, DIN V 54900, DIN EN 13432, ASTM D 6400, ASTM D 6868...this Green & Bio-Plastics Channel aims to provide engineers and designers with solutions & ideas to integrate biodegradable technology in their innovations. 

5374 subscribers 3458 documents
Subscribe to this channel

Dec 12, 2016 | Article

Bioplastic Application Developments Driving Forward!

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...

Read more

Aug 31, 2016 | Article

Oxo-degradation : A Simmering Debate

By Don Rosato

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...

Read more

Aug 19, 2016 | Article

6 Big Partnerships Between OEMs & Chemical Co.s in 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...

Read more

Apr 15, 2016 | Article

Defining Moment for Bioplastic Feedstock Developments

By Don Rosato

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...

Read more

Jan 30, 2015 | Article

Biopolymers' Overview - Types, Synthesis, Properties, Innovations and Key Players

By Don Rosato

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...

Read more

Sep 22, 2016 | Article

Emerging Bioplastic Material Trends & Technologies

By Don Rosato

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...

Read more

Sep 9, 2016 | Article

How to Solve Fiber-reinforced Plastics Recycling Issues

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. This...

Read more

May 18, 2016 | Article

Bio-based Solutions of the Future

By Sreeparna Das

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...

Read more

Sep 16, 2015 | Article

Wood-Plastic Composites (WPC) - Global Overview, Production and Applications

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...

Read more

Jan 16, 2015 | Article

Automotive Light-weighting Technologies at the Forefront

By Don Rosato

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...

Read more

Showing 1 - 10 of 359 documents matching your search
Back to Top