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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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Apr 15, 2007 | Article

Life Cycle Analysis and Ecodesign 101

The concept of conducting a detailed examination of the life cycle of a product or a process is a relatively recent one which emerged in response to increased environmental awareness on the part of...

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Mar 13, 2007 | Industry News

UMass Lowell to Hold Cutting-Edge Sustainability Conference on Green Plastics Manufacturing April 17-18, 2007

On 17th and 18th April, UMass Lowell and the Plastics Institute of America will hold a one-and-a-half day conference entitled "Sustainable Materials Conference: Green Plastics Manufacturing" with...

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Mar 8, 2007 | Industry News

First Ever UK Recycling Plant to Turn Used Plastic Bottles Back into Food Packaging

The first plant in the UK to recycle plastics into material for food packaging has been announced through the signing of a £12 million joint private and public sector funding agreement...

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Mar 1, 2007 | Industry News

Cereplast's Rapid Growth Highlighted in Modern Plastics Worldwide™

Cereplast™, Inc., a producer of proprietary bio-based resins used as a substitute for petroleum-based plastics, was featured in Modern Plastics Worldwide, the industry's leading trade publication...

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Feb 26, 2007 | Article

Bioplastics Performance Thrusts

There are two general approaches to the production of polyhydroxyalkanoate (PHA), production in microbial factories and production in plants. Current production uses fermentation to produce PHA...

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Mar 17, 2007 | Article

New blow molding machine specially designed for PLA

The American firm Norland International, Inc., a leader in water-bottling equipment, has designed new blow molding machines specially designed to produce water bottles made from polylactic acid...

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Mar 12, 2007 | Article

New toughener additive for PLA

The American plastics and additives producer DuPont has launched a new toughener additive specially developed for bio-based and biodegradable packaging. This new product commercialized under the...

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Mar 2, 2007 | Industry News

Lehigh Technologies and MTR Team Up to Turn Recycled Tires Into High Quality, Consistent Rubber Powder

Lehigh Technologies, Inc. announced a strategic agreement with MTR, Inc., the Southeast's largest collector and processor scrap tires and other scrap rubber with facilities and operations in...

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Feb 28, 2007 | Article

Recycling - Is it a Savior or a Devil in Disguise?

But is it really go(o)d for the environment? That depends, of course, on what we mean by "good," which has to do with time, with the specific resources involved, and with competitive environmental...

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Feb 12, 2007 | Industry News

ECO2 Plastics, Inc. Appoints Bill Whittaker to Board of Directors

ECO2 Plastics (formerly ITEC Environmental Group, ITEC.OB), the eco-friendly recycling company that is changing the way plastics are recycled, announced the appointment of industry veteran Bill...

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