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  • Avantium entering the commercialization phase for PEF

    Avantium entering the commercialization phase for PEF [07-06-19]

    During the Technology & Markets Day hosted by Avantium at its headquarters in Amsterdam on 6 June, the company provided an update on its strategy and technologies, in particular that of the Synvina business unit and the commercialization of PEF, a 100% renewable and fully recyclable polymer. [more]

  • Cortec launches certified biodegradable anticorrosion film

    Cortec launches certified biodegradable anticorrosion film  [06-06-19]

    EcoCorr® Film is biodegradable, compostable packaging film that provides contact, barrier, and vapor corrosion inhibition. This innovative film is created in Cortec’s laboratories by utilizing some of the most contemporary green technologies available today.  [more]

  • WFO continues to tackle plastic pollution

    WFO continues to tackle plastic pollution [05-06-19]

    On World Environment Day, Waste Free Oceans is reiterating its commitment to protect the world’s oceans and waterways. The organisation is continuing its repetitive programme of hotspot clean-ups and remediation projects in the Danube river basin in Bulgaria, working towards the Black Sea and the Danube Delta in Romania.  [more]

  • Lithuanian scientists develop transparent cellulose-based bioplastic

    Lithuanian scientists develop transparent cellulose-based bioplastic [04-06-19]

    A team of researchers at the KTU Faculty of Chemical Technology has created a fully-compostable packaging for food products from bioplastic, which disintegrates with the help of microorganisms [more]

  • Boulder Clean teams up with Braskem for more sustainable packaging

    Boulder Clean teams up with Braskem for more sustainable packaging [03-06-19]

    Boulder Clean, a producer of powerful plant based cleaning products, and Braskem, the largest thermoplastics polyolefins producer in the Americas and leading producer of biopolymers in the world, announced last week the integration of Braskem's plant-based bioplastic into Boulder Clean's newest sustainably focused laundry detergent packaging. [more]

  • Solugen secures $32 million in latest funding round

    Solugen secures $32 million in latest funding round  [29-05-19]

    Solugen Inc., an emerging specialty chemicals manufacturer and world’s first and only producer of bio-based peroxide solutions, has announced the closing of $32 million in Series B funding led by Founders Fund with key participation from other venture capital investors such as Y Combinator, Refactor Capital, Fifty Years and KdT Ventures.  [more]

  • Walki Group buys Plastiroll

    Walki Group buys Plastiroll [28-05-19]

    Walki Group, headquartered in Espoo, Finland has signed a definitive purchase agreement to acquire 100 % of the shares of Plastiroll Oy, a Finnish sustainable packaging material producer. Financial terms of the transaction have not been disclosed. [more]

  • DuraSense reduces conventional plastic use in premium packaging applications

    DuraSense reduces conventional plastic use in premium packaging applications [27-05-19]

    Stora Enso has introduced DuraSense by Stora Enso – wood-based biocomposites for premium cosmetics, food and luxury brands seeking alternatives to plastic packaging. With the help of DuraSense, customers who place very high demands on aesthetics and tactile values can make their packaging eco-friendlier. [more]

  • Arkema selects Singapore as new Rilsan production site

    Arkema selects Singapore as new Rilsan production site [24-05-19]

    Earlier this month, Arkema announced the location of its planned new world-scale plant for the production of the monomer of PA11 - 11-Aminoundecanoic acid, derived from castor oil - and its Rilsan polyamide 11 resins. [more]

  • Buried in biocomposite

    Buried in biocomposite [23-05-19]

    Fredahl Rydéns, the largest supplier of funeral products in the Nordic countries has launched a burial coffin made from a biocomposite called OrganoComp. Using only 50% of the amount of raw material normally needed, the weight of the ‘Saga’ coffin is half the weight - 20kg instead of 40kg – of a traditional coffin.  [more]

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