Environmentally-conscious, flexible, two or three-layer barrier properties – Emsur’s latest packaging development ticks all the boxes. While aimed at the coffee market, the new solution is already finding application beyond that sector alone.
Arkema is developing innovative and sustainable solutions for the sports market. At the upcoming ISPO fair in Munich, which takes place from January 26 to 29, 2020, the company will be presenting its range of high-performance Pebax elastomer products.
Turbulent times for bio-based polymers in 2019: PLA sold out despite expansion, as did PHA. Bio-based PP became available for the first time, there was increased production of PBAT, PBS, bio-based PE, starch-containing polymer compounds and epoxy resins. The production of, particularly, bio-based PET decreased. At the same time, there is a lack of support from policy makers: bio-based and biodegradable plastics are lumped into the same category as fossil plastics in the Plastic Policy.
Kompuestos, a leading producer of sustainable compounds in Europe, has developed a new bioplastic based on potato starch that will degrade ‘on the ground’ within four weeks. It joins the company’s Biokomp range of biodegradable resins made from different starches derived from corn, potato and various types of cereals.
The highlights in issue 06/19 (Nov/Dec) are Films, Flexibles, Bags and Consumer & Office Eelectronics as well as a K fair review.
The next issue 01/20 (Jan/Feb) will highlight Automotive and Foam. In the Basics section we'll discuss Recycling. The deadline (editorial and ads) for issue 01/2020 is Jan 3rd, 2020.