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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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Oct 18, 2017 | Industry News

Biodegradable Plastics Improve Recycling; Facilitate Separate Waste Collection

Biodegradable plastics offer innovative solutions to improve recycling quality by facilitating the means for more efficient separate waste collection. The study focused on the effects of...

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Oct 17, 2017 | Product News

Total Corbion PLA Highlights Partner Applications Based on Biosourced PLA at Fakuma

Total Corbion PLA is exhibiting at the Fakuma trade fair. On display are a number of partner applications based on Luminy® PLA (Poly Lactic Acid) like: biodegradable wood composite soap case...

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Oct 11, 2017 | Industry News

Researchers Develop Single-Step Process to Break Lignin Used to Produce Plastics

Untangling the complex chains of lignin polymers into components, which can be useful plastics, has presented an ongoing challenge to science and industry. Ames Laboratory researcher has devised a...

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Oct 6, 2017 | Industry News

BPF Puts Efforts to Re-educate British People on Marine Litter

The British Plastics Federation is launching efforts to re-educate British public perceptions of marine litter, with a website about the issue of plastic in the seas. According to a recent survey...

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Sep 27, 2017 | Industry News

Separate Recycling Streams for Biodegradable Plastics – EUBP Supports PRE’s Call

In the light of the current debates and consultations on the upcoming EU Strategy on Plastics and the revision of the EU waste legislation, EUBP echoes the call for greater investments in the...

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Oct 18, 2017 | Industry News

German Ministry Funds INEOS Styrolution’s Polystyrene Recycling Project

INEOS Styrolution has been granted a funding from the German Federal Ministry (BMBF) for a research project regarding recycling of polystyrene. The project entails a technical feasibility study and...

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Oct 11, 2017 | Industry News

New Recycling Process for Polystyrene in USA: INEOS Styrolution/Agilyx Team up

Agilyx Corporation and INEOS Styrolution have signed a joint development agreement to develop a recycling process for polystyrene based on “chemical recycling” in the USA. This collaboration is...

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Oct 9, 2017 | Industry News

Scientists Discover Fungus That Biodegrades Plastics in Rubbish Dump

Scientists from the World Agroforestry Centre (ICRAF) and the Kunming Institute of Botany in China have recently identified a fungus which could help deal with waste problem by using enzymes to...

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Sep 29, 2017 | Industry News

DuPont Offers Recycling Service for HDPE-based Tyvek® Cargo Covers

DuPont Protection Solutions offers a new courtesy recycling service for its range of DuPont™ Tyvek® Cargo Covers. Reclaimed Tyvek® material will be recycled into a high-grade polymeric feedstock for...

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Sep 25, 2017 | Industry News

Medium-barrier Flexible Biodegradable Food Packaging from Complex Structures

The project RECUBIO, led by Plásticos Romero in collaboration with AIMPLAS, has allowed to obtain medium-barrier biodegradable PLA-based packages for the food sector such as bakery, fresh or frozen...

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