bioplastics MAGAZINE Issue 04/2011

bioplastics MAGAZINE IssueJuly/August 2011


  • 4th Annual ‘Green Plastics‘ in Israel

    Israel is going through a real change in it’s attitude towards waste management in general and specifically management of packaging waste, as a new government law was passed and declared active from July 2011. [more]

  • First Biological Material Industry Union in China Founded

    At the 3rd China International Biological Plastic Application Conference (Guangzhou, May 15-16, 2011) a new Low-carbon Biomaterial Production & Research Innovation Alliance was established by over 30 organizations, all engaged in low carbon biological plastic industry. [more]

  • Solvay and Avantium Cooperate

    Solvay, headquartered in Brussels, Belgium and Avantium, headquartered in Amsterdam,The Netherlands, recently announced that they have entered into a partnership to jointly develop a next generation of green high-performance polyamides for engineering plastics. [more]

  • Consumers to Opt for Bioplastics Packing

    As the disposal of packaging in applications such as food has had an adverse impact on the environment, it has opened up numerous opportunities for retailers and packaging manufacturers in bioplastics. [more]

  • NatureWorks to Offer New Products

    NatureWorks recently announced a major capital investment project at its Blair, Nebraska, USA, manufacturing facility for the production of new grades of high-performance Ingeo™ biopolymers as well as a new generation of lactide intermediates. [more]

  • European Bioplastics Elected New Board

    On 16 June, the industry association European Bioplastics elected a new Board which represent the association and its members for the coming two years.  [more]

  • The cover photo

    The cover photo of this issue does not exactly reflect one of our highlight topics. But it reflects the topic of our next conference. [more]

Application News

  • Biodegradable Key Fob and Trolley Token

    To help make even the weekly shopping as eco-friendly as possible, Publisearch srl has created a line of key fobs with built-in trolley tokens, all 100% biodegradable. [more]

  • Green Corrosion Inhibitor Film

    Eco-Corr® is a biobased and biodegradable film utilizing Cortec’s patented VpCI® technology. [more]

  • Bio-Based Ovenable Pan Liners

    DSM’s Arnitel® Eco, a high performance thermoplastic copolyester (TPC) up to 50% derived from renewable resources (rapeseed oil), is creating higher value with lower environmental impact in the M&Q Packaging Corporation PanSaver ECO® high-temperature ovenable pan liners. [more]

  • Award Winning Carpet

    DuPont Sorona®, a renewably sourced environmentally sustainable polymer (PTT Polytrimethylenterephthalate), is now available for the commercial segment of the floor covering market. [more]

  • PTT for Automotive Air Outlet

    Toyota’s new hybrid vehicle, ‘Prius α’, features automotive interior parts made of DuPont™ Sorona® EP polymer, a high-performance, partly renewably sourced thermoplastic resin (PTT Polytrimethylenterephthalate), contributing to the advanced interior design while also reducing the environmental footprint. [more]


Bottle Applications

  • Completing the Puzzle: 100% Plant-Derived PET

    The interest in bio-based plastics falls into two main areas – sustainability and economics, and there is significant overlap between these areas. [more]

  • New Bottle Material

    A new bio-based, BPA-free and high-temperature copolyester [more]

  • Ketchup in Biobased PET

    H.J. Heinz Company, headquartered in Pittsburg; Pennsylvania, USA, one of the world’s leading marketers and producers of ketchup and much more recently announced a strategic partnership (an industry-first) with the Coca-Cola Company that enables Heinz to produce its ketchup bottles using Coca-Cola’s breakthrough PlantBottle™ packaging. [more]




  • Novel Bio-Composites for Structural Applications

    Bio-composites manufactured from natural materials such as fibres and bio-derived polymers offer a sustainable alternative to traditional ones, but at present they are still not available for their use in structural applications.  [more]

  • Too Cool for School

    Nanofibrillar cellulose and their industrial promising future in combination with bioplastics. [more]

  • Maxi-Use

    Agro-Food Processing Waste for Truly Sustainable Bioplastics [more]

  • Advanced Research in Bionanocomposites

    The demand for biobased materials is driven by concerns for the environment and the need for sustainable development. Carbon backbones from plant-derived molecules have considerable potential as basic inputs for many materials currently produced from petroleum-based feedstocks with their associated environmental problems.  [more]

Open Letter




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