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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. 

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May 24, 2017 | Industry News

Decomposable Double Bass Made of Carbon Reinforced Plastics

The Institut für Textiltechnik (ITA) of RWTH Aachen University and the company mezzo-forte Streichinstrumente, Werther, Germany, have developed together a decomposable double bass made out of carbon...

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May 19, 2017 | Industry News

Lina – Introducing World’s First Biocomposite- & Bioplastic-based Car

Lina is the world's first car made from bio composites. TU/Ecomotive uses a combination of biobased composites and bioplastics to create lightweight structural parts. The concept has the potential...

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May 10, 2017 | Industry News

BASF Aids to Reduce China’s White Pollution Threat with Biodegradable Courier Bags

At CHINAPLAS 2017, a new courier packaging bag made of the biodegradable polymer ecovio® will demonstrate how BASF is helping China to reduce the white pollution threat resulting from a surge in...

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May 8, 2017 | Industry News

ALBIS to Focus on Renewable & Recycled Plastics for Auto and E&E at CHINAPLAS 2017

This year at CHINAPLAS 2017, in addition to its established range of locally produced compounds and renowned distribution products, ALBIS will also present a “Green Selection” of products based on...

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May 3, 2017 | Industry News

New Promising Way to Recycle Carbon Fiber-reinforced Plastics: WSU

A research team from WSU for the first time has developed a promising way to recycle the popular carbon fiber reinforced plastics that are used in everything from modern airplanes and sporting goods...

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May 22, 2017 | Industry News

Clariant/Huntsman Merge in Equals to Create Specialty Chemical Company

Clariant and Huntsman Corporation have recently announced that their Boards of Directors unanimously approved a definitive agreement to combine in a merger of equals through an all-stock transaction...

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May 16, 2017 | Industry News

Eastman’s Cellulosic Expertise Leads to High-performing Engineering Bioplastic

Eastman Chemical Company has introduced Eastman TRĒVA™, a breakthrough in engineering bioplastics that help global automotive and electronics brands concurrently meet their sustainability and...

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May 9, 2017 | Industry News

Ultrathin Packaging Shrink Film Made of Braskem’s Green Polyethylene by Bolloré

Bolloré has launched the first ultrathin packaging shrink film on a basis of green polyethylene called B-Nat® from Braskem. It was developed to offer most attractive shelf presentation and...

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May 8, 2017 | Industry News

New Method for Commercial Production of Plant-based Bioplastics for Bottles

Dutch chemist Gert-Jan Gruter and his team at Avantium have developed an environmentally-friendly alternative: a plant-based bioplastic called PEF that requires no petrochemicals, is completely...

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May 1, 2017 | Industry News

PVC Recycling Reaches New High, Nearly 600KT Recycled in 2016: VinylPlus

The recycling of PVC has reached a new high with 568,696 tons recycled in 2016 through the framework of VinylPlus, the European PVC industry sustainable development program. The latest results were...

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