bioplastics MAGAZINE Issue 05/2010

bioplastics MAGAZINE Issue September/October 2010


  • New BoPLA Line Started Production

    Over a month earlier than planned, Taghleef Industries has successfully started the production of the new NATIVIA™ film from its plant in San Giorgio di Nogaro, Italy.  [more]

  • New Priorities for Bioplastics

    With effect from September 1st Prof. Christian Bonten took on responibility for the plastics technology institute (IKT) at the University of Stuttgart, Germany.  [more]

  • Procter&Gamble to Use Bio-PE

    Brazilian petrochemical company Braskem will supply its sugarcane ethanol-based polyethylene (PE) to multinational consumer products company Procter & Gamble‘s (P&G) cosmetics lines Pantene Pro V®, Max Factor® and Cover Girl® packaging. [more]

  • Award for Bio-based Polymer

    Stefanie Kind, PhD student at the Institute of Biochemical Engineering of the Technische Universität Braunschweig, was awarded with the prestigious ‘Young Metabolic Engineer Award’  [more]

  • Braskem Inaugurated Green Ethylene Plant

    On September 24, in the Triunfo Petrochemical Complex (Triunfo, Brazil), Braskem inaugurated, the world’s largest ethylene-from-ethanol plant, permitting the production of 200,000 tons of green polyethylene per year. [more]

Application News

  • High Performance Composite Panels from Renewable, Bio-based Polymers

    EconCore is proud to present the first 100% bio-based composite panel. Recently EconCore has optimized the patented ThermHex production technology to produce honeycomb cores and sandwich panels made from bio-based plastics.  [more]

  • Luxury Perfume Packaging

    What do Britney Spears and Clarifoil have in common? The answer is quite simple: they both know that beautiful packaging is vitally important.  [more]

  • New Bio-Based Twist Film for Europe

    (BUSINESS WIRE) Breakthrough Technology Offers Twist Films Made from 100% Biodegradable/Compostable Material  [more]

  • PLA cups for AVIANCA airline

    Phoenix Packaging Group (PPG) is one of the most important packaging manufacturing conglomerates in Latin America with sales in more than 30 countries in the Americas.  [more]

  • Eco-Packaging for Salads

    Quality and environmental sustainability: these are the key elements of the non-GMO biodegradable and compostable Mater-Bi® packaging for salads, the result of the collaboration between the Italian companies Novamont and Ecor.  [more]


  • Innovative Biodegradable and Compostable Cling Film

    Novamont continues its development with the Second Generation Mater-Bi® products: at K’2010 (the international trade fair for plastics and rubber), taking place in Düsseldorf, Germany from October 27th to November 3rd, Novamont will be unveiling the first industrial cling film that is biodegradable and compostable and is made using renewable resources.  [more]


  • Bioplastics Business Breakfast 2010

    At K’2010, the world‘s biggest trade show for the plastics and rubber industries which is being held in Düsseldorf, Germany from October 27th to November 3rd, 2010, bioplastics will certainly have an important role to play.  [more]

  • Bioplastics Award 2010 - Shortlist

    bioplastics MAGAZINE and European Plastics News have decided to team up and jointly present the 5th Bioplastics Award. After having received in excess of 20 submissions for the Bioplastics Award 2010 the judging panel have reviewed them all and now publishes details of the five most promising proposals. The 5th Bioplastics Awards recognises innovation, success and achievement by manufacturers, processors and users of bioplastic materials. There are no separate categories as previously. To be eligible for consideration in the awards the proposed company, product, or service must have been developed or been on the market during 2009 or 2010. The following companies/products are shortlisted (without any ranking) and from these the winner will be announced during the 5th European Bioplastics Conference on December 1st, 2010 in Düsseldorf Germany: [more]

Fibers & Textiles

  • The Zero Impact Collection

    The excellence of Italian craftsmanship and design is recognized across the world.  [more]

  • Fashion Helmet

    Take a product that has traditionally been sold as a safety necessity and then build a successful business by transforming that product into a fashion statement.  [more]

  • Sustainable Fabrics Can be ‘NICE’

    C.L.A.S.S. (Creativity Lifestyle And Sustainable Synergy) demonstrated that eco-friendly fabrics are innovative, sustainable, and fashionable at the NICE (Nordic Initiative Clean and Ethical) Fashion Summit, which took place last December in Copenhagen in conjunction with the United Nations Conference on Climate Change.  [more]

  • Innovative Floor Covering

    Pietra, from Tandus (Dalton, Georgia, USA), is the first commercial modular carpet made with Ingeo™ biopolymer in an innovative core and sheath fiber system.  [more]

  • Loving Both High Fashion and Nature

    Guillermo Mariotto, the artistic director of noted Italian fashion house Maison Gattinoni, has a passion for finding the balance between humans and nature. [more]

  • New Filaments for Brushes

    The bio-plastic PROGANIC®, award winner of the first prize for Innovation for Bio based Material and application of the Year by the nova institute, has now reached full market maturity and can definitely replace nearly all conventional plastic products. [more]

  • PA11 Fibres and Polyether Block Amide Nonwovens

    A special grade of Rilsan® Arkema’s 100% bio-sourced technical polymer PA11 can be applied to spin high performance fibres. [more]

  • Silk Crepe Kimonos made with PLA Fibers

    The Teijin Group based in Tokyo and Osaka, Japan, announced earlier this year that its BIOFRONT heat-resistant PLA based bioplastic will be used in silk crepe kimonos worn by staff at Murasaki, a Japanese restaurant operated by Kikkoman Corporation in the Japan Industry Pavilion of the 2010 World Expo in Shanghai, China.  [more]

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  • New Biomaterial

    BIOTEC Biologische Naturverpackungen GmbH & Co. KG located in Emmerich, Germany, have added a new material with the brand name BIOPLAST 200 to their product portfolio of biological natural packaging.  [more]

  • Extract from Cashew Nut Shell for Electronic Equipment

    The Japanese NEC corporation, with more than 100 years expertise in technological innovation, is newly emphasizing its responsibility and position as a leader in the integration of IT and network technologies that benefit businesses and people all over the world.  [more]


  • Sustainability Counts Through the Life Cycle

    Fossil-fuel-derived plastics are non-renewable, often threaten public health, have devastating impacts on marine life, and increase reliance on imported fossil-fuel-based feedstocks in many countries. [more]


Polyurethanes & Elastomers

  • Same Performance just Greener…

    The challenge faced today by manufacturers subject to consumer pressure driven by sustainable forces and the current trend of use of bio-based materials, is to offer end consumers a bioplastic that not only provides 100% recyclability and other environmentally-friendly benefits, but also complies with demanding technical requirements.  [more]

  • Bio-based ‘Cold Weather’ Thermoplastic Elastomer

    Pebax® polyether block amides are plasticiser-free thermoplastic elastomers which belong to the technical polymer family.  [more]

  • Unique Soft Bioplastics

    In addition to TPE’s, TPU’s and masterbatches API S.p.A. now produces APINAT, the first and unique soft and biodegradable thermoplastic, which is now also available made from renewable raw materials [more]

  • New Biobased Polyurethane from Lignin and Soy Polyols

    Lignin being the second most abundant polymer in the world is undervalued which is a by-product in the pulp-paper and lignocellulosic industries [1].  [more]


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