Stora Enso and Sulapac are launching a renewable and biodegradable straw to combat the global problem of plastic waste. The straw has strong usability and works just like a traditional straw. The new straws are available to brands and consumers looking for more eco-friendly solutions.
Stora Enso is investing EUR 9 million to build a pilot facility for enabling the production of bio-based plastics to serve as a barrier layer in transparent packaging. The pilot plant will convert plant-based sugars into the renewable building block required to make PEF, a bio-based plastic, mainly targeting the food and beverage industry. The pilot plant will be located at Stora Enso's Langerbrugge Mill in Belgium.
Sustainable technology company Anellotech is significantly expanding its program with Plas-TCatTM, a new process technology aiming to convert a wide range of plastic waste directly into chemicals – which can then be used to make new, virgin plastics.
Italy-based PHA producer Bio-on is still working its way through a difficult period. However, in a sign that the company is looking to move forward, the judicial administrator announced on December 5 that he had appointed, with immediate effect, Mr. Riccardo Casoni as the new general manager and sole director of Bio-on Plants Srl, replacing Mr. Vittorio Folla who resigned from his office on September 12.
The highlights in issue 05/19 (Sep/Oct) are fibers & textiles and barrier materials as well as a K fair preview.
The next issue 06/19 (Nov/Dec) will highlight films, flexibles, bags and consumer & office electronics. In the Basics section we'll discuss multilayer films. The deadline (editorial and ads) for issue 06/2019 is Nov 15th, 2019.