bioplastics MAGAZINE Issue 03/2014

Issue 03/14 (May/Jun) is done and currently being printed. It features Injection moulding and Thermoset resins. The basics section will also be about Injection Moulding.



  • Biobased cork – but not from bark

    Most bottles of wine savored by consumers today reach them in a standard format that was first adopted in the 17th century: glass bottles and cork closures. However, in recent years debate has intensified on the ideal method for sealing bottles and the problems involving this type of cork.  [more]

  • New toys for babies

    Bioserie (Hong Kong) is first to market with a line of toys that will provide health-conscious parents the safety they demand for their babies by using only plant based, renewable resources in their production.  [more]

  • White teeth – Naturally!

    Bio-polymers for high precision injection moulding [more]

From Science & Research

Injection Moulding



  • New high heat resistance grade

    After BIOPLAST 500, their first resin for film applications reaching 51% of biobased carbon according to ASTM D6866, BIOTEC GmbH & Co. KG (Emmerich, Germany) is now achieving new performances with the launch of BIOPLAST 900. Biotec launched the new injection moulding and thermoforming grade at interpack, Düsseldorf in early May 2014. [more]

  • Green biocomposites for architectural applications

    Green biocomposites are composed of natural fibres and biobased matrices. Bio-based matrices and industrial natural fibres composition, including hemp, jute and flax, etc. leads mostly to product price increases, hence generating green thermoset biocomposite market limitations. [more]

  • Bioplastic from shrimp shell

    Researchers at Harvard‘s Wyss Institute (Boston, Massachussetts, USA) have developed a bioplastic from chitosan, a form of chitin, which is a powerful player in the world of natural polymers and the second most abundant organic material on Earth.  [more]

  • PHA Modifiers for PLA Fiber

    Metabolix (Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA) recently introduced newly developed polyhydroxyalkanoate (PHA) copolymer technology. [more]

  • Renewable 5-HMF

    Biobased platform chemical presents opportunities for bioplastics sector [more]


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