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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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Jul 19, 2017 | Industry News

Eco-friendly Method to Produce BPA-free Polycarbonate from Limonene and CO2

A team of chemists led by Arjan Kleij, ICIQ group leader and ICREA professor, has developed a method to produce polycarbonates from limonene and CO2. Both the products are abundant and natural...

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Jul 18, 2017 | Industry News

Dow Upsurges Plastic Recycling in US; Starts Grant Program

The Dow Chemical Company has teamed up with Keep America Beautiful, to award two USD 50,000 grants for organizations to establish Hefty® EnergyBag™ programs. The program provides a convenient way to...

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Jul 10, 2017 | Industry News

“Third Generation” of Bioplastics – Turning Agri-waste into Packaging Biomaterial

Italian CNR expert says that in the early 2020s organic bioplastics may become as competitive as traditional ones, even if not suitable for all uses. Italian Institute of Technology is trying to...

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Jul 5, 2017 | Industry News

Bio-on Offers PHA Bioplastic for Free to Discover New Applications

Bio-on makes its natural and 100% biodegradable bioplastic, Minerv PHAs, available free of charge to researchers, inventors and scientists who would like to change the world and protect the...

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Jun 29, 2017 | Industry News

Reflow Offers 3D Printing Filament Made from Recycled PET Plastic Bottles

Social enterprise startup Reflow has announced the launch of its Kickstarter Campaign where supporters can get its ethical, sustainable and affordable high-quality 3D printing filament. Reflow...

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Jul 18, 2017 | Industry News

Arkema Majorly Invests in Biobased PA 11 Chain to Sustain Customer Growth in Asia

Arkema has announced a major investment plan for its biosourced polyamide 11 used in automotive, 3D printing, electronics and sports market with a view to significantly increasing its production...

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Jul 17, 2017 | Industry News

Advanced Bio-based Fiber Plastic Compounds to Reduce Carbon Footprint

Scientists have developed biobased fiber reinforced plastic compounds for a future sustainable large-scale production. The researchers main objective was to develop a procedure with which the...

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Jul 6, 2017 | Industry News

Recycling Ocean Plastic into Packaging Containers for Lush Cosmetics

Urban Resource Group Inc. has recently announced successful collaborative trials with Lush Cosmetics involving recycling of ocean plastic into cosmetic containers – turning harmful litter into...

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Jul 3, 2017 | Industry News

Coveris’ New Multi-layer Film Packaging Supports Co-op’s 2020 Recycling Ambition

Supporting the Co-op’s announcement that it plans to have 80% of its own-brand packaging recyclable by 2020, Coveris has developed new multi-layer film with integral sealing capabilities that...

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Jun 28, 2017 | Industry News

Biological Process Paves the Way for Infinite Recycling of PET: CARBIOS/TechnipFMC

CARBIOS and TechnipFMC have announced the launch of a project for the industrial development of CARBIOS PET enzymatic recycling process. This innovation will allow producing virgin PET from plastic...

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