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Jan 18, 2018 | Industry News

First Biomass-balance Polyamide Yarns for Carpet Industry by Beaulieu International

Beaulieu Yarns introduces EqoBalance®, the first biomass-balance polyamide yarns for carpets. The EqoBalance® family of “biomass-balance” yarns was launched at Domotex 2018. A first for the carpet...

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Jan 12, 2018 | Industry News

THANAPLAST™ Project’s Fifth & Final Stage Completed: CARBIOS

CARBIOS has recently announced the successful completion of the fifth and final key stage of the THANAPLAST™ project and the payment of 1,021,871 Euro from Bpifrance for having achieved this new...

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Dec 29, 2017 | Industry News

Creating Bioplastic Packaging to Extend Shelf-life of Food: AIMPLAS-coordinated Project

AIMPLAS coordinates European project REFUCOAT, whose main objective is to develop bioplastics to be used in films and trays as an alternative to the current aluminum-based structures for food...

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Dec 18, 2017 | Industry News

Conserving Resources with BASF’s Biomass Balanced-based EPS Food Packaging

BASF’s customer Schaumaplast GmbH & Co.KG is now offering packaging made from biomass-balanced Styropor®. The Styropor MB used is the first EPS (expandable polystyrene) in the market to be produced...

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Dec 12, 2017 | Industry News

European Biocomposite Production Reaches 410,000 Tons in 2017: nova-Institute

The biocomposite production in Europe is estimated by nova experts to amount to 410,000 tons in 2017. The overall annual growth rate of the European biocomposite production is about 3% which is...

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Jan 16, 2018 | Industry News

BPF Welcomes Ban on Certain Types of Used Plastic in China

The British Plastics Federation Recycling Group sees China’s announcement to ban certain types of used plastics as an opportunity and hopes it will have the effect of increasing investment in the...

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Jan 11, 2018 | Industry News

Developing 100 Percent Biodegradable Plastics from Bacteria

ASU Assistant Professor Taylor Weiss says one way to discard plastics would be to make 100 percent biodegradable bioplastics that would dissolve in the environment in a matter of months. His idea is...

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Dec 19, 2017 | Industry News

ELG & Land Rover BAR Ensure Recycling of Carbon Fiber Products to Promote Reusability

ELG and Land Rover BAR are working together to ensure that the carbon fiber process waste and end-of-use components from the team are recycled as far as possible, to promote the most economic and...

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Dec 18, 2017 | Industry News

Global Plastics Alliance Meeting Accelerates Sustainability & Marine Litter Solutions

Malaysian Plastic Manufacturers Association recently hosted Global Plastics Alliance meeting in Penang, Malaysia. The meeting was to accelerate and advance The Declaration of the Global Plastics...

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Dec 6, 2017 | Industry News

Novamont to Double Biopolyesters Production in 2018; Redevelops Mater-Biopolymer Plant

By the end of the first quarter of 2018, the production capacity of the subsidiary Mater-Biopolymer will be increased from 50,000 to 100,000 tons/year of ORIGO-BI biopolyesters with a high content...

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