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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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Dec 16, 2016 | Industry News

APR Recognizes UPM Raflatac's New Shrink Sleeve Films for Recyclability

UPM Raflatac has announced that it has received Critical Guidance recognition from Association of Plastic Recyclers for its two new shrink sleeve film label products. The recognition confirms that...

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Dec 12, 2016 | Industry News

Study Reveals Bioplastics Face Rising Demand & Broader Range of Applications

Ceresana reports that global market for bioplastics has generated revenues of more than USD 2.6 billion. Bioplastics are facing a rising demand and an increasingly broader range of applications...

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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...

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Dec 5, 2016 | Industry News

ISU Researchers Find Out Environmental Advantages of Horticultural Bioplastics

New renewably-sourced bioplastic materials may enable gardeners to tend their plants more sustainably and could even help plants “self-fertilize” and grow healthier roots, according to research...

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Dec 5, 2016 | Product News

TPE & Bio-based TPE for Injection Molding & Extrusion Use by FKuR Polymers

Compounding company FKuR Polymers has expanded its portfolio of polyolefin compounds & thermoplastic elastomers for injection molding & extrusion applications. The portfolio now contains a variety...

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Dec 15, 2016 | Industry News

Aseptic Carton Package by Tetra Pak – A Step Closer to Fully Renewable Packaging Goal

Tetra Pak announces the launch of a new version of Tetra Brik® Aseptic 1000 Edge with Bio-based LightCap™ 30. This is the first aseptic carton package in the world to receive highest class of...

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Dec 9, 2016 | Industry News

Techmer ES’s ABS & Biobased PLA Enable Creation of Large-Scale 3D Printed Structure

Techmer ES (TES) partnered with the Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) and Branch Technology to create a large-scale installation for Design Miami. Carbon fiber-reinforced...

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Dec 6, 2016 | Industry News

Chemists Discover Bacterial Enzyme Structure That Can Generate Biodegradable Plastics

MIT chemists have determined the structure of a bacterial enzyme that can produce biodegradable plastics, an advance that could help chemical engineers tweak the enzyme to make it even more...

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Dec 5, 2016 | Product News

More Opportunities for Sustainability with New Biobased TPE from HEXPOL TPE

Thermoplastic Elastomer (TPE) compounding group, HEXPOL TPE, has added new compounds with lower hardnesses and customized options to their Dryflex Green family of biobased TPEs, creating more...

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Nov 29, 2016 | Industry News

New Approach by VTT to Convert Methane-rich Biogas into Bioplastics

VTT has developed a solution for converting even small sources of methane-rich biogas into raw materials for animal feed or bioplastic on farms, landfills and wastewater treatment plants. The method...

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