The second edition of the Renewable Materials Conference (10–12 May 2022, Cologne, Germany) yesterday presented the Renewable Material of the Year 2022 Award. The winner is Twelve Benefit Corporation (USA) for their "Electrochemical CO2 Transformation to Chemicals and Materials"
Danimer Scientific (Bainbridge, GA, USA) and Kemira (Helsinki, Finland) recently announced a multi-year license and supply agreement, exclusive in Kemira’s core markets, to commercialize biobased barrier coatings for paper and board products.
The 35th CHINAPLAS has been postponed in view of the latest COVID development and further tightening of pandemic control measures in Shanghai and other provinces of China, and to protect the health and safety of all show participants as well as to ensure the best participation results for our exhibitors.
One way to overcome the chemical industry's dependence on fossil fuels is to replace oil and gas with renewable carbon within the existing structures of the chemical industry. But it applies also to innovation, the development of new processes, building blocks and materials.
With consumers and regulators focusing more than ever on the materials we use and how they are disposed of, innovators are revolutionising food packaging, plastic production, and approaches to recycling and waste.
The Rethinking Materials Summit reveals 26 start-ups set to shake up the supply chain when they take to the summit stage in London on May 4-5.
A group of leading mobility and impact venture capital funds, including BMW i Ventures as lead in-vestor, has completed a CHF 32.4 million (USD 35 million) investment in sustainable lightweighting specialists Bcomp, as the Swiss scale-up closed its Series B financing round this month.
An extensive new independent report – “ReShaping Plastics: Pathways to a Circular, Climate Neutral Plastics System in Europe” – calls for faster systemic change towards circularity and net zero carbon emissions.
The commitment to Matrìca – the joint venture set up in 2011 between Versalis (San Donato Milanese, Italy) and Novamont (Novara, Italy) at Porto Torres (Italy) specializing in manufacturing bioproducts from renewable sources – has been reconfirmed.
Today it was announced that the CHINAPLAS, one of the world's leading plastics and rubber trade fairs and widely recognized by the industry as the most influential exhibitions next to the K fair, will be postponed.
Netherlands-based Avantium N.V., a leading technology company in renewable chemistry, has announced that its shareholders have granted the requested approvals for all items on the agenda of yesterday's Extraordinary General Meeting (EGM).
Covestro has signed its first commercial contract for supplying its ISCC Plus certified polyurethane raw material TDI from mass-balanced feedstock to Sinomax, a global manufacturer and distributor of polyurethane-based comfort products, as it continues to help downstream industries reduce their carbon footprint with a broader portfolio of more sustainable raw materials.
Last week the Food and Agriculture Organisation of the United Nations (FAO) published a report assessing the sustainability of agricultural plastic products recommending the replacement of non-biodegradable, conventional polymers with biodegradable, bio-based polymers.
At the 16th EUBP Conference, taking place on 30 November and 1 December in Berlin, European Bioplastics presented a very positive outlook for the global bioplastics industry. Production is set to more than triple over the next five years according to market data which was compiled in cooperation with the nova-Institute (Hürth, Germany).
Licella, supported by Amcor, Coles, iQ Renew, LyondellBasell, and Nestlé have released a report highlighting the potential for establishing a local circular economy for soft plastic, with a focus on difficult to mechanically recycle plastic such as food packaging.
A new initiative called Positive Plastics aims to convey a more accepting outlook on plastics to designers, engineers, and product managers. To achieve this, last month they launched their first “Positive Plastics Kit”, an invaluable tool for materials understanding and communication between non-technical and technical team members.
The bio-based industries continue their ascent marking a total contribution of 780 billion EUR, a notable increase of 30 billion EUR (+ 4%) compared to 2017. This represents a more than 20% increase compared to 2008 which is the earliest data taken into account in this series of reports by nova-Institute.
The leaders of two of the world's largest plastic makers today called for a global agreement among nations to eliminate plastic waste in the environment, urging governments and stakeholders worldwide to press for a treaty resolution at upcoming United Nations meetings.
LG Chem will make a large-scale domestic investment to foster eco-friendly materials in the petrochemical sector. This is to initiate transformation of the business structure towards high value-added sustainability businesses and eco-friendly materials.