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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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Aug 2, 2017 | Industry News

Braskem’s Green PE Used in Organic Coffee Packaging Production

Braskem and União Plásticos has partnered with the COOPFAM, in Minas Gerais, for the supply of the I'm GreenT Green Plastic. The polyethylene from sugarcane, a 100% renewable raw material, will be...

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Jul 27, 2017 | Industry News

Armacell Licensed its Patented Green PET Technology to Gurit

Gurit signed a licensing contract with Armacell Group for its patented ArmaFORM® PET GR technology. The ArmaFORM® PET GR foam core technology enables manufacturing of extruded PET foam from 100%...

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Jul 24, 2017 | Industry News

VAUDE Launches Sustainable Shoes Made from Reverdia’s Biosuccinium®-based TPU

Reverdia’s Biosuccinium® has been used in the production of bio-based materials for VAUDE’s new Skarvan range. VAUDE seeks to reduce dependency on oil by replacing conventional materials with...

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Jul 19, 2017 | Product News

Perstorp Acquires FDA’s Food Contact Approval for Capa™ for Bioplastics

Perstorp has recently acquired food contact use approval for its Capa™ for Bioplastics product grades 6500D and the new 6800D. Capa is safe for food applications, enabling bioplastic packaging for a...

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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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Aug 1, 2017 | Industry News

First Commercial Machine to Recycle Printed Films in a New Way: CLIPP+ Project

AIMPLAS takes part in the project CLIPP+, led by the British firm SKYMARK. The objective of the project is to achieve a new technology to recycle printed films and remove odors and contaminant...

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Jul 26, 2017 | Industry News

Recycled Polymers Lower Carbon Footprint in Comparison to Virgin Plastics

Recycled polymers have significantly lower carbon footprint than oil-based virgin plastics – up to 89% for ABS, 82.5% for recycled HIPS and 73% for recycled PP – according to latest research by...

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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

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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