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Jul 8, 2019 | Industry News

Porsche’s New Bioconcept-Car Features Natural-fiber Composite Body Parts

Automaker Porsche launches the new 718 Cayman GT4 Clubsport body parts made of natural-fiber composite materials developed in the Application Center for Wood Fiber Research HOFZET, which is part of...

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Apr 12, 2019 | Industry News

Braskem Offers Renewable Polyethylene to Enhance Circular Economy

A series of global initiatives to drive the Circular Economy in the plastics chain and products made from renewable polyethylene were the highlights at Braskem's booth at Auspack. Green EVA is made...

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Feb 27, 2019 | Industry News

Biome Bioplastics Futamura Collaborate on Compostable Multilayer Plastic Films

Biome Bioplastics and Futamura have partnered to demonstrate a range of bio-based and compostable multilayer films. The materials offer competitive performance, while tackling the negative...

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Dec 27, 2018 | Industry News

Bio-on & ACOR Sign Agreement for PHA Biopolymers Production in Spain

Bio-on & ACOR have signed an agreement to begin a technical collaboration, the first in Spain, to exploit at industrial scale the Bio-on technologies for the production of PHA bioplastics from sugar...

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Dec 20, 2018 | Industry News

BASF to Exit from Synvina Joint Venture with Avantium in January 2019

BASF has notified Avantium of its exit from their Synvina joint venture, effective 15 January 2019. Synvina was formed to commercialize production of plant-based sugar into plastics, such as the new...

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Dec 19, 2018 | Industry News

Bio-on Aims to Produce PHA Bioplastic from CO2, Forms New Company with Gruppo Hera

Bio-on and Gruppo Hera have reached an agreement to take 90% and 10% shares respectively in Lux-on, the new company founded by Bio-on aiming to revolutionize the production of PHAs biopolymers using...

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Dec 7, 2018 | Industry News

Sulzer Enters into Partnership to Promote PLA-based Sustainable Plastics Production

Three major process technology and equipment specialists, Futerro, Sulzer and TechnipFMC, have formed the PLAnet™ initiative in equal partnership to promote the production of sustainable plastics...

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Dec 5, 2018 | Industry News

Total Corbion PLA Begins 75,000 Tons/Year Bioplastics Plant in Thailand

Total Corbion PLA, a 50/50 joint venture between Total and Corbion, has announced the start-up of its 75,000 tons per year PLA (Poly Lactic Acid) bioplastics plant in Rayong, Thailand. The plant has...

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Nov 2, 2018 | Product News

Solvay Launches Low-corroding PA & Bio PA for Electrical Connectivity Uses in E-mobility

Solvay Performance Polyamides introduces advanced Technyl® polymers to address growing need for personal protection and systems safety for the automotive industry. A whole family of electro-friendly...

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Oct 26, 2018 | Industry News

First 100% PHA Bioplastic Plant in Tatarstan: Bio-on & TAIF JSC Group Sign Agreement

Italian bioplastics company Bio-on has recently signed an agreement with the Russian TAIF JSC group, which will acquire a license to build the Russian Federation’s first plant producing 100% natural...

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