bioplastics MAGAZINE Issue 03/2011

bioplastics MAGAZINE Issue May/June 2011


  • NatureWorks Among the First …

    The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) recently announced that NatureWorks is one of the first eleven companies approved to use their new product label on its certified biobased Ingeo™ products under the department’s BioPreferred program.  [more]

  • Successful Premiere for ecoPack systems

    Without ecology there is no economy – and vice versa. That was the conclusion of the first ecoPack systems conference on the issue of sustainable packaging held by Regensburg-based PETnology/tecPET GmbH in Düsseldorf (Germany) in early May, just before interpack. The event premiere was a great success and attracted eighty participants. [more]

  • Bayer Starts Pilot Plant for Plastic Manufacturing With CO2

    Bayer of Leverkusen, Germany is taking a new direction in the production of high-quality plastics with the help of carbon dioxide (CO2) from the energy sector. [more]

  • Mitsubishi and PTT Close JV Deal

    PTT Public Company Limited (PTT), Bangkog, Thailand recently announced that they would enter into a Joint Venture Agreement with Mitsubishi Chemical Corporation (MCC), the developer of bioplastic technology.  [more]

  • Bioplastics to Pass One Million Tonnes This Year

    Global bioplastics production capacity will more than double from 2010 to 2015. [more]

  • Avantium Announces Start-Up of YXY Pilot Plant

    Avantium, headquartered in Amsterdam, The Netherlands, announced the successful start-up of its polyester pilot plant at the Chemelot site in Geleen, the Netherlands.  [more]

  • Plastic Planet – The dark side of plastics

    ‘Plastic Planet’ by Gerhard Petting and Werner Boote is without doubt a provocative book that presents a one-sided view and is the subject of a great deal of controversial discussion. [more]

Application News

  • Busy as a Bee

    Biobiene© (German for ‘bio-bee’) is an innovative range of packaging and foodware service products made entirely from biodegradable and compostable materials, such as co-polyester (PBAT) or PLA-PBAT-blends. [more]

  • Flower Bulb Packaging

    Three Dutch exporters decided to pack their range of flower bulbs in Innovia Films’ transparent, compostable cellulose-based material, NatureFlex™ NVS. [more]

  • PLA Capsules for Athletic Apparel

    Track & Field from Brazil, entered the sporting goods arena in 1988 and established the mission of promoting and contributing to people´s health and well-being by offering the best sporting goods possible. [more]

  • Blue Cat – Cat Litter Box

    Conventional cat-litter boxes use litter which absorbs fluids. The problem here is that the litter can be used for just one time and after that it has to thrown away. [more]

  • PLA and Flowers: Perfect Combination

    Taghleef Industries, together with Cibra and NatureWorks, has developed a new packaging solution for the flower industry made of PLA. [more]

  • PLA Filaments for RepRap 3D Printer

    Shenzhen Esun Industrial Co. Ltd. (formerly Shenzhen Brightchina) is a company producing environmental materials such as PLA or PCL. [more]




  • New Compounds Open More Uses for PLA

    Teknor Apex Company from Pawtucket, Rhode Island, USA have reported in early May of this year that new technology developed by the company has eliminated a property tradeoff that until now has limited use of PLA in injection molded semi-durable and durable applications requiring impact strength and heat stability, as well as in high-end disposable food service items such as cutlery, coffee lids, and containers for microwavable products, it was announced today by the company’s Bioplastics Division. [more]

  • Smart Packaging: Smart Industry

    You are doing your weekly grocery shopping. Last item on the list: sausages. [more]





  • End of Life for PLA Egg-Carton

    In a study performed by JBA (the Japan Bioindustry Association) different end-of-life options based on the ecological and economical profile of food containers made from biomass-based plastics (BP) were investigated.  [more]

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  • Kaneka

    Kaneka Corporation of Osaka, Japan announced the brandname AONILEX of their bio-based and biodegradable PHBH (Polyhydroxybutyrate-hexanoate).  [more]

  • Sezersan

    The Turkish company Sezersan of Konya presented BioTwist, a monofilm made of about 85% PLA and 15% starch. [more]

  • Synprodo

    A company from Synbra Group bv, Synprodo of Wijchen, The Netherlands introduced Synterra® Poly Lactic Acid. [more]

  • BioBag

    BioBag International headquartered in Askim, Norway, is a world-leading company within development, production and marketing of biodegradable and compostable packaging and films.  [more]

  • Plantic and Kesko

    Plantic from Australia offer water soluble and compostable materials from amylose-rich cornstarch. [more]

  • Biostarch

    Biostarch, headquartered in Singapore, with offices in Australia and Switzerland offer cost effective, fully biodegradable, 100% compostable films based on starch meeting EN 13432 etc. [more]

  • Bioger

    Bioger Biotechnology Co., Ltd. Of Zhuhai, China is not only a leading company specialized in producing 100% biodegradable materials and facilities, but also the a ’Technology Transfer / Facility Service Provider‘. [more]

  • VTT

    VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland, based in Espoo is a globally networked multitechnological contract research organization. [more]

  • Xinfu

    Under the brandname Biosafe, Zhejiang Hangzhou Xinfu Pharmaceutical Co., Ltd of Linan, P.R. China offers EN 13432 and ASTM 6400 certified fully biodegradable PBAT, PBSA (Polybutylene Succinic Adipate) and PBS resins. [more]

  • Wentus

    Wentus Kunststoff GmbH of Höxter, Germany, manufacturer of flexible packaging showcased different bioplastics products. [more]

  • MedKonPack

    Based in Menzel Bourguiba, Tunisia, MedKonPack s.a.r.l. is a producer of flexible packaging for example plastic bags and sacks that started production in September 2010. [more]

  • Limagrain

    Limagrain Céréales Ingrédients (LCI) based in Ennezat, France is the manufacturer of biolice, a material made from maize flour that is 100% biodegradable and 100% compostable. [more]

  • Distinct Increase in Demand for Bioplastics at interpack

    Bioplastics were among the main attractions at this year‘s interpack trade fair, which took place from 12 to 18 May in Düsseldorf, Germany. [more]


Top Talk

  • Danone Reduces Carbon Footprint

    Danone, headquartered in Paris, France, is the world’s leading producer by volume of fresh dairy products, selling a total of 5.1 million tonnes in 2009. [more]

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