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Highlights from 'Bioplastics – Reshaping an Industry' Conference

SpecialChem / Sreeparna Das – Apr 5, 2011

'Bioplastics – Reshaping an Industry' organized by Innoplast Solutions was held recently in Las Vegas, USA (February 1-3 2011) and played host to key players within the Plastics Industry driving the dramatic transformation from petroleum-based polymers to Bioplastics. Industry experts and presenters at this two-day conference included leaders from R&D, Manufacturing, Sales, Marketing, Applications and Business Development throughout the entire supply chain of the bioplastics industry. Bernard Hasson, Founder & COO, SpecialChem was present at this event and Sreeparna Das, on behalf of the SpecialChem Editorial Team is reporting below the important highlights from this event.

At the event, Coca-Cola presented its innovative PlantBottle™. One of the main reasons why Coca-Cola cares about packaging is that it's the most important driver for increasing sales of beverages. Coca Cola is working on making PET bio based by making the two of its main components (ethylene glycol and terephthalic acid) bio-based. The first step was to use bio-based ethylene glycol. Further the Company is working on terephthalic acid, but this process is more complicated and will take longer (announced timeline is 2015 – 2020). The polymer of choice continues to be...

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