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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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May 8, 2017 | Industry News

ALBIS to Focus on Renewable & Recycled Plastics for Auto and E&E at CHINAPLAS 2017

This year at CHINAPLAS 2017, in addition to its established range of locally produced compounds and renowned distribution products, ALBIS will also present a “Green Selection” of products based on...

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May 8, 2017 | Product News

Thermoformed PLA Cup & Other Biobased Packaging: Total Corbion PLA at interpack

Total Corbion PLA is exhibiting at interpack trade fair within the Bioplastics area. On highlight is newly launched thermoformed PLA cup. Company is serving fresh coffee and tea to booth visitors to...

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May 3, 2017 | Industry News

New Promising Way to Recycle Carbon Fiber-reinforced Plastics: WSU

A research team from WSU for the first time has developed a promising way to recycle the popular carbon fiber reinforced plastics that are used in everything from modern airplanes and sporting goods...

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Apr 28, 2017 | Product News

BASF Unveils Bio-based Copolyamide with Better Transparency for Soft Packaging

BASF has recently launched a partly bio-based copolyamide ideally suited for soft packaging with completely new properties. The new grade offers greater transparency, increased softness and improved...

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Apr 24, 2017 | Industry News

20 Finalists Shortlisted for AkzoNobel’s Imagine Chemistry Challenge

AkzoNobel has announced the 20 finalists for its Imagine Chemistry initiative. It received many ideas for novel chemistries ranging from new sources of bio-based products to potential breakthrough...

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May 8, 2017 | Industry News

New Method for Commercial Production of Plant-based Bioplastics for Bottles

Dutch chemist Gert-Jan Gruter and his team at Avantium have developed an environmentally-friendly alternative: a plant-based bioplastic called PEF that requires no petrochemicals, is completely...

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May 3, 2017 | Product News

Bio-based Plastics with Improved Resource Efficiency & Compostability: FKuR at interpack

At interpack 2017, FKuR will be presenting numerous newly developed and advanced biopolymer compounds for the resource-efficient production of films as well as for hard and soft packaging. Special...

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May 1, 2017 | Industry News

PVC Recycling Reaches New High, Nearly 600KT Recycled in 2016: VinylPlus

The recycling of PVC has reached a new high with 568,696 tons recycled in 2016 through the framework of VinylPlus, the European PVC industry sustainable development program. The latest results were...

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Apr 25, 2017 | Industry News

Trees, Grasses or Corn: New Low-Cost Sustainable Sources to Produce Butadiene

Synthetic rubber and plastics – used for manufacturing tires, toys and myriad other products – are produced from butadiene. These materials can get a lot greener soon as scientists has now invented...

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Apr 21, 2017 | Industry News

Sumitomo Uses Amyris/Kuraray’s Liquid Farnesene Rubber in Dunlop Tires

Amyris has announced that Sumitomo has adopted Amyris/Kuraray’s developed biologically-derived liquid farnesene rubber (LFR) as a performance enhancing additive for use in the production of its...

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