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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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Oct 22, 2021 | Product News

SABIC Presents Polymers for High-purity Nonwovens and Hygiene Films at INDEX Expo

SABIC’s Hygiene & Healthcare segment is showcasing its extensive portfolio of SABIC PURECARES™ polypropylene (PP) and polyethylene (PE) polymers for high-purity nonwovens and hygiene films at INDEX...

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Oct 21, 2021 | Industry News

LANXESS and bp Partner to Produce Sustainable Raw Material-based High-tech Plastics

LANXESS and bp are entering into a strategic partnership for the use of sustainable raw materials in high-tech plastics production. bp will supply sustainably produced cyclohexane to the LANXESS’...

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Oct 19, 2021 | Industry News

New Method Uses Engineered Microbes to Convert Waste PET into Nylon

Scientists from the U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE's) National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) are making progress on a possible solution to PET waste. A collaborative research team is...

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Oct 19, 2021 | Industry News

Dow to Build Market Development Unit for Circular Polyethylene Production

Dow announces a first step agreement is in place with Haldor Topsoe to leverage lab-scale capabilities to support the design and engineering of a new 10 kiloton per year market development unit...

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Oct 18, 2021 | Industry News

Bioplastics & Biopolymers Market to Reach USD 29.7 Bn by 2026, Predicts M&M

Markets and Markets (M&M) anticipates that the global bioplastics & biopolymers market size is projected to grow from USD 10.7 billion in 2021 to USD 29.7 billion by 2026, at a CAGR of 22.7% between...

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Oct 14, 2021 | Industry News

Covestro Aims to Close Material Cycle for PU Rigid Foams

Covestro is working with 21 other partners from nine countries to close the material cycle for rigid polyurethane (PU) foams. As insulation material in refrigerators and buildings, these foams help...

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Oct 14, 2021 | Industry News

DSM to Showcase Fiber-based Lightweight Ballistic Armor Solutions at Milipol Paris

DSM will be showcasing high-performing, lightweight ballistic armor solutions made with Dyneema® at booth 5 P 098 from October 19-22 during Milipol Paris 2021 at the Paris-Nord Villepinte Exhibition...

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Oct 14, 2021 | Industry News

ExxonMobil to Build Advanced Plastic Waste Recycling Facility in Texas

ExxonMobil plans to build its first, large-scale plastic waste advanced recycling facility in Baytown, Texas, and is expected to start operations by year-end 2022...

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Oct 13, 2021 | Product News

Avient Launches Bio-filled Polymers at Fakuma 2021

Avient Corporation unveiled new bio-filled polymer grades at the international trade fair for plastics processing, Fakuma. Based on polymers such as polypropylene, the new formulations also include...

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Oct 12, 2021 | Industry News

Arkema to Construct Bio-based Polyamide 11 Powders Plant in China

Arkema announces the construction of a polyamide 11 powders plant on its Changshu platform in China, scheduled to come on stream in the first quarter of 2023. This investment will further support...

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