bioplastics MAGAZINE Issue 04/2010

bioplastics MAGAZINE Issue July/August 2010


  • Reinforced Bio-PA

    BASF’s polyamide 610 is being joined by additional grades. Four new glass fiber-reinforced materials now complement the unreinforced grade Ultramid S3K Balance.  [more]

  • Succinic Acid Joint Venture

    Royal DSM N.V., a dutch Life Sciences and Materials Sciences company, and Roquette Frères, a french starch and starch-derivatives company, announced that they have signed a joint venture agreement for the production, commercialization and market development of bio-based succinic acid, subject to regulatory approvals and notifications. [more]

  • First Bioplastics Manufacturing in India

    Greendiamz Biotech Pvt. Ltd. in association with its partner Limagrain, France brings the first fully biodegradable and compostable bioplastic material to India. Branded as ‘Truegreen’ the bioplastic film is made from Biolice® raw material by Limagrain Céréales Ingrédients (LCI). The first dedicated factory to make biodegradable/compostable films in India is now up and running in Ahmedabad. [more]

  • Trevira to Manufacture Ingeo fibers

    NatureWorks LLC and Trevira GmbH jointly announced that Trevira of Bobingen, Germany, one of the world’s leading producers of high-quality branded polyester fibers and filament yarns, now holds a master license to manufacture Ingeo™ PLA fibers.  [more]

  • DuPont Packaging Awards

    DuPont Packaging & Industrial Polymers recently announced the winners in the 22nd DuPont Awards for Packaging Innovation. Among the numerous winners from a wide array of geographies and market segments two products from the bioplastics arena were awarded as Gold Winners for Innovation and Sustainability or Innovation and Cost/Waste Reduction. [more]

  • Automotive Bioplastics Design Challenge

    A kick-off event in Stuttgart/Germany in July marked the start of the ‘Automotive Bioplastics Design Challenge (abdc)‘. Bioplastics producers and automobile manufacturers, their suppliers as well as development and design offices working in the automobile sector are all invited to participate.  [more]

  • Improved PLA compound

    Panasonic Electric Works Co., Ltd. and Teijin Limited recently announced in Tokyo, Japan their joint development of a highly heat-resistant PLA moulding compound made 80% from plant-based renewable feedstock and providing significantly reduced moulding cycle time of around half that of conventional PLA compounds. [more]

  • Bioplastics at interpack 2011

    For the third time at this triennial exhibition the interpack bioplastics trade fair will be staging a group exhibit. With just under a year to go until the event gets under way a total of 39 companies have already registered for the event, which is now fully booked. [more]

Application News

  • Golf Players Feed Fish

    The Spanish golf ball supplier Albus Golf S.L. has developed a ball that is – according to the company – 100% biodegradable and non-toxic.  [more]

  • Shiseido Personal Care Products for China

    Shiseido, a major Japanese and international cosmetics company, offers its URARA branded shampoo, conditioner, body soap, and other personal care products packaged in new Ingeo™ natural plastic bottles now in China.  [more]

  • First Biodegradable Piping Bag

    KEE Plastics AB from Norrköping, Sweden, one of the world’s leading producers of piping bags, introduces the world’s first truly biodegradable and compostable piping bag made from FKuR’s bioresins.  [more]

  • Soccer Ball for Africa

    Pebax® Rnew, a bio-sourced elastomer produced by Arkema, France has been selected by Sony for a new original soccer ball. [more]

  • Peepoo, a Toilet for the Poorest

    Have you ever heard of aviãozinhos? Probably not, as you probably do not live in the favelas - the slums of Rio de Janeiro. [more]

Bottle Applications

  • The Ritz-Carlton goes Prima

    Prima™ Water - wait a minute - bioplastics MAGAZINE reported about Primo Water from Winston-Salem, North Carolina in 2008 and 2009 … but Prima? [more]

  • Continued Success for Sant‘Anna Bio-Bottle

    Sant’Anna di Vinadio mineral water from the Italian mineral water company Fonti di Vinadio Spa, has now been available in Ingeo™ PLA bottles for about two years now.  [more]

  • Cosmetic Bottles

    Bormioli Rocco, from Italy, a leading European supplier of glass and plastic bottles for the pharmaceutical, cosmetic, and food industries, has been steadily gaining expertise with its Ingeo™ PLA bio bottle initiative.  [more]

  • PHA Bioplastics for Caps and Closures

    In today’s increasingly green marketplace, bioplastics can provide a strategic market advantage to brand owners by combining the environmental benefits of bioplastics (in this case, PHA) with the physical properties of conventional polymers. [more]

  • Beyond Sustainability - Ethical Packaging in New Zealand

    Recent revelations in the New Zealand media about the fate of consumer recycling have raised concerns about all the packaging material used in consumer products. [more]

From Science & Research

  • Plasma-Assisted Barrier Coating

    The continuing replacement of metal and glass packaging has lead to a constant increase in the use of plastics like polyethylene terephthalate (PET) for packaging. [more]

  • PBS Particle Foam

    Foamed plastics produced from fossil based polymers are found in many applications, for example as shock-absorbent packaging or as thermal insulating material.  [more]


  • The Bio-Based Discussion

    Lately, methods for determining the renewable content of bio-based materials and products have been the subject of debate.  [more]



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