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  • AMR says global bioplastics market will reach $68.57 billion by 2024

    AMR says global bioplastics market will reach $68.57 billion by 2024 [08-08-19]

    Eco-friendliness, favorable government policies, renewable raw material sources, and high acceptance from consumers are driving growth in the global bioplastics market. While Europe accounts for more than two-fifths of the total market share and is expected to maintain its lead status, AsiaPacific is expected to register the largest growth rate with a CAGR of 20.4% through 2024. [more]

  • PHBH bioplastics recognized with JBA Bioindustry Award

    PHBH bioplastics recognized with JBA Bioindustry Award [07-08-19]

    JBA’s Bioindustry Award 2019 has been presented to Kaneka and RIKEN researchers for the development of a PHBH polymer biodegradable on soil and in seawater. [more]

  • Sustainability comes into fashion

    Sustainability comes into fashion [06-08-19]

    While fashion may not be the most obvious place to look for sustainable choices, this industry, too is increasingly aware of the need for better choices. From biobased shoes and eco-cotton to sustainable dyeing and production options, eco-friendliness today has definitely come into fashion. [more]

  • Reduce, Recycle, Replace: SÜDPACK takes 3-pronged approach to sustainability

    Reduce, Recycle, Replace: SÜDPACK takes 3-pronged approach to sustainability [05-08-19]

    Using less material, improving recyclability, and using renewable raw materials: at this year’s FachPack, SÜDPACK Verpackungen GmbH & Co. KG will unveil a range of solutions tailored to today’s packaging concerns.  [more]

  • Coloring the “Circular Economy”

    Coloring the “Circular Economy”  [02-08-19]

    In the run-up to K 2019, Clariant is sharing its views on some of the issues facing the plastics industry as it embraces the Circular Economy. Philippe Lazerme, Head of Marketing Segment Plastics at Clariant’s Business Unit Pigment, weighs in on how to add color to sustainable plastics. “The selection of the right colorants will be crucial,” he writes. [more]

  • Lavazza launches compostable coffee capsules

    Lavazza launches compostable coffee capsules [01-08-19]

    Earlier this month, Lavazza returned for the ninth time to Wimbledon as the official coffee of the championships. At the tournament this year, held from 1-14 July, the company unveiled a new 100% industrial compostable coffee capsule, which will be marketed under the brand name Lavazza Eco Caps.  [more]

  • Bio-on produces expert witnesses testifying to validity biodegradability claims

    Bio-on produces expert witnesses testifying to validity biodegradability claims [31-07-19]

    Earlier this month, US hedge fund Quintessential Capital Management leveled a number of serious accusations at Italy-based PHA producer Bio-on, including that it had “fabricated” its figures and that most of its “revenue and credit is fictitious”. QCM’s report went on to state that Bio-on’s “technology has even been called "absurd" and management's statements "rambling.”  [more]

  • Kaneka showcases PHBH products at G20 Osaka Summit

    Kaneka showcases PHBH products at G20 Osaka Summit [30-07-19]

    At the recent G20 Osaka Summit, which took place in June at the International Exibition Center in Osaka, an exhibition was held concurrently at the International Media Center in which Tokyo-based Kaneka Corporation also took part.  [more]

  • A catalyst for sustainable methanol

    A catalyst for sustainable methanol [29-07-19]

    Scientists at ETH Zurich and oil and gas company Total have developed a new catalyst that converts CO2 and hydrogen into methanol. Offering realistic market potential, the technology paves the way for the sustainable production of fuels and chemicals, reports Fabio Bergamin (ETH). [more]

  • Sustained growth for the European bioeconomy

    Sustained growth for the European bioeconomy [26-07-19]

    A study conducted in 2016 by nova-Institute on behalf of the Bio-based Industries Consortium (BIC) showed for the first time which macroeconomic effects are generated by the bioeconomy e.g. turnover and employment for the years 2008 and 2013. [more]

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