bioplastics MAGAZINE Issue 06/2014

Issue 06/14 (Nov/Dec) is about Films/Flexibles/Bags and Consumer Electronics. As a third highlight we cover 3D-Printing. In the basics section we cover Sustainability


  • Corbion Purac to build PLA production plant

    Corbion Purac, the Netherlands-based global market leader in lactic acid, lactic acid derivatives and lactides, has decided to act on what its CEO Tjerk de Ruijter recently described as an “attractive demand outlook for PLA, albeit at a lower growth pace than previously assumed”.  [more]

  • Methane as feedstock for lactic acid

    The U.S. Energy Department’s Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy, Bioenergy Technologies Office has announced a grant of up to $2.5 million to NatureWorks, one of the world’s leading suppliers of bioplastics, in support of the company’s ongoing reseach collaboration with Calysta (Menlo Park, California, USA). [more]

  • FDA approval for PA 1010

    Evonik Industries (Germany) has received a food contact substance notification (FCN) for its family of PA1010 polyamides. [more]

  • FTC warns oxo-users about deceptive claims

    Staff of the Federal Trade Commission has sent out letters warning 15 undisclosed marketers of oxodegradable plastic waste bags that their oxodegradable, oxo biodegradable, or biodegradable claims may be deceptive. [more]

  • Obama Administration to support biobased materials

    On October 27, US-President Barack Obama announced biobased materials as one of three emerging technologies for US competitiveness. [more]

  • SPE Automotive Innovation Award for PA410

    A 70 % biobased PA 410 (EcoPaXX by DSM) lightweight multi-functional crankshaft cover came top in the Powertrain category at the Society of Plastics Engineers Automotive Division Innovation Awards Competition and Gala in Detroit on November 12. [more]

  • And the winner is ...9th Global Bioplastics Award goes to two winners

    For the second time (following the exciting 2012 awards) the prestigious Bioplastics Award was again given to two winners. And this year, both winners come from the packaging sector. [more]

Application News

  • Bioplastics take off!

    On the occasion of the 25th anniversary of the Fall of the Wall (in Berlin, Germany), the IfBB – Institute for bioplastics and biocomposites at the University of Applied Sciences and Arts, Hanover, Germany manufactured 20,000 balloon clips from bioplastics for balloons made of natural rubber. [more]

  • Image: DTR Medical PTT for healthcare applications

    DTR Medical (Swansea, UK), a leading manufacturer of single-use surgical instruments, has specified Sorona® (partly biobased PTT Polytrimethylene terephthalate) for six components in its new Cervical Rotating Biopsy Punch. [more]

  • New cellulose based exfoliator

    Celluloscrub™ XLS exfoliator from Lessonia (Saint Thonan, France) is a 100 % renewable and biodegradable white scrub that provides the same high performance of polyethylene (PE) beads. [more]

  • Compostable pack­aging assists expansion

    NatureFlex™ certified renewable and compostable cellulose based films from Innovia Films are helping a Dorset based organic coffee company expand their distribution. [more]

  • PLA film for candies and chocolates

    The new Convergreen Ingeo™ PLA based film from Argentinian Packaging manufacturer Converflex S.A. continues to interest candies and chocolates manufacturers in Argentina as an outer twist wrap.  [more]

  • PaperFoam

    Not exactly a bioplastic, but nonetheless an interesting biobased and biodegradable packaging, PaperFoam is a commercially attractive, environmentally friendly packaging material that is produced by an innovative company was established in 1998 in Barneveld, the Netherlands. [more]


  • Biobased color toner

    Kodak achieves near 100 % biocontent with chemical color biotoner In September 2012, Kodak (Rocherster, New York, USA) entered into a joint development agreement (JDA) with Diamond Research Corporation (DRC) of Ojai, California to develop biobased monochrome and color toners for digital printers and copiers. [more]

  • Durable plastics for mobile devices

    Among the major bioplastics polylactic acid (PLA) attracts the developer by its wide potential for use in various applications such as injection, extrusion, blow moulding, fibres/textiles, and even foaming. [more]

  • Biobased high-performance Polyamides for mobile healthcare electronic devices

    Solvay Specialty Polymers (the Solvay Group headquartered in Brussels, Belgium) recently introduced a new family of Kalix® high-performance polyamides (HPPAs) for structural components used in mobile healthcare (mHealth) electronic devices. [more]

Films, Flexibles, Bags

From Science & Research


3D Printing

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