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Sustainability and Bioplastics


Plastics have proven to be the most used material for centuries. New products and innovations are surfacing now and then. As the need for this versatile material increases, its necessary to make plastics more sustainable and circular.

Manufacturers, developers and major OEMs are all focusing on bio-based polymers, bioplastics and nature-inspired plastic products to close the loop of circularity. Not only the manufacturers are producing sustainable products and raw materials but they are also focused on reclaiming the plastic waste generated during the production cycle.

Industry giants and government are together initiating measures to make our future sustainable. Researchers and scientists too are finding breakthroughs all around the world.

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Aug 5, 2021 | Industry News

Scientist Develops Recyclable Materials to Solve Plastic Sustainability Issues

University of Akron researcher, Dr. Junpeng Wang offers a solution to reduce plastic waste and clear a scientific pathway for a more sustainable future that can appeal to the rubber, tire...

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Aug 5, 2021 | Article

Bioplastics and High Value-added Bioproducts Derived from Lignocellulosic Biomass

By Belén Monje Martínez

Understand the key challenges and opportunities associated with lignocellulose biomass to produce high value-added bioproducts and bioplastics supporting the global bioeconomy...

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Aug 4, 2021 | Industry News

Mitsubishi Launches Plant-based Moisture Transmission Microporous Film

Mitsubishi Chemical Corporation (MCC) announces the launch of Green KTF™—a mostly plant-based microporous film. Approximately 90% of Green KTF™ is derived from natural products such as calcium...

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Aug 4, 2021 | Industry News

P&G to Use Eastman’s Sustainable Materials for Selected Products and Packaging

Eastman has entered an agreement with Procter & Gamble (P&G) to further accelerate the transformation of plastic packaging and collaborate on recycling solutions to enable a circular economy. P&G...

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Aug 4, 2021 | Industry News

Westlake to Acquire Dimex, a Producer of PIR Plastic-based Consumer Goods

Westlake Chemical Corporation announces plans for one of its subsidiaries to acquire the parent company of Dimex LLC, from Grey Mountain Partners, a private equity firm...

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Aug 2, 2021 | Industry News

PureCycle to Produce Ultra-pure Recycled Polypropylene in Its New Facility

PureCycle Technologies has reached an agreement with The Augusta Economic Development Authority to build its first U.S. cluster facility to produce ultra-pure recycled polypropylene (rPP) from waste...

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Jul 30, 2021 | Industry News

Scientists Test Bioplastics’ Resistance Under Aggressive Environmental Factors

RUDN University biologist studied the aggressive impact of environmental factors (water, salts, and ozone) on ultrathin nanofibers of biopolymers. The results will help choosing suitable bioplastic...

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Jul 29, 2021 | Industry News

Danimer to Acquire Biodegradable Polymer Producer Novomer

Danimer Scientific has signed a definitive agreement to acquire Novomer a developer of conversion technology providing transformable, functional, and low net carbon inputs into the production of...

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Jul 29, 2021 | Industry News

Scientists Develop Pine Sap-based Thermally Stable Plastic for Multiple Applications

A Florida State University research team’s discovery of a new plastic derived from pine sap has the potential to be a gamechanger for new sustainable materials...

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Jul 27, 2021 | Industry News

Ravago to Acquire Equity Interest in Alterra Energy, an Advanced Recycling Company

Ravago has announced the acquisition of an equity interest in Alterra Energy. Ravago and Alterra to vertically integrate to supply waste plastic, liquefaction technology and recycled polymer...

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