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  • “The very first plastics people made were all bio-based”

    “The very first plastics people made were all bio-based” [04-09-19]

    In the run-up to K2019, VDMA has conducted a series of interviews with key players in the industry. The focus of each is the circular economy. Here, the VDMA conducts an interview with a familiar face from the world of bioplastics: Prof. Dr. Hans-Josef Endres, head of IKK Institute for Plastics and Circular Economy at Leibniz University of Hanover.  [more]

  • Bio-on wins award, opens plant for public visits

    Bio-on wins award, opens plant for public visits [03-09-19]

    Bio-on SpA, the Italian manufacturer of a PHA material which is marketed under the brand name of Minerv-PHA, has been named the “Best Bioplastic Company of 2019” by Bioplastics News. The award was in recognition of the fact that Bio-on ‘hit the news with so many innovations that they have set a new benchmark, a new record’.  [more]

  • Scars: gone with the foam

    Scars: gone with the foam [02-09-19]

    Poorly healing wounds and severe scarring are more than just a cosmetic problem; they can significantly impair a person's mobility and health. Empa researchers have now developed a foam that is supposed to prevent excessive scarring and help wounds to heal quickly. An essential ingredient: the yellow ginger tumeric. [more]

  • Braskem and Ledesma launch 100% sustainable notebooks in Argentina

    Braskem and Ledesma launch 100% sustainable notebooks in Argentina [30-08-19]

    Braskem and Ledesma, the leading producer of natural agroindustrial products, have collaborated on the development and commercialisation of Ledesma +Bio, a line of 100% sustainable notebooks made entirely from sugarcane. [more]

  • High time? Hemp bioplastics make an entrance

    High time? Hemp bioplastics make an entrance [29-08-19]

    Hemp, Inc., a global leader in the industrial hemp industry, announced today the Company began processing hemp products for bioplastic to help fill the growing demand for sustainable products and enters third natural product venture. [more]

  • Huntsman at Foam Expo Europe with biobased technologies

    Huntsman at Foam Expo Europe with biobased technologies [28-08-19]

    Polyurethane experts from Huntsman are taking part in Foam Expo Europe this September - Europe’s largest trade fair and conference for the technical foam manufacturing supply chain. At the exhibition, Huntsman will highlight the wide range of innovative polyurethane-based foam solutions it provides, focusing specifically on mobility, comfort and construction applications.  [more]

  • Dasani debuts HybridBottle, made partly from plants and recycled material

    Dasani debuts HybridBottle, made partly from plants and recycled material [27-08-19]

    Water brand Dasani is poised to introduce a string of sustainable packaging innovations in support of The Coca-Cola Company’s global “World Without Waste” goal, with which the company aims to make its bottles and cans with an average of 50 percent recycled material by 2030.  [more]

  • Avantium awarded €6 million EU grant to accelerate its technologies

    Avantium awarded €6 million EU grant to accelerate its technologies [26-08-19]

    Avantium N.V. has today announced that it has been awarded €6 million as part of a SPIRE grant to accelerate its Dawn and Mekong technologies in addition to utilizing its expertise in Catalysis.  [more]

  • BioLogiQ Appoints Steven Sherman as President & COO

    BioLogiQ Appoints Steven Sherman as President & COO [23-08-19]

    BioLogiQ, Inc., a bioplastic resin manufacturing company specializing in sustainable plastic products made from renewable resources has appointed Steven Sherman as President & Chief Operating Officer, NuPlastiQ with responsibilities centered around the global commercialization and production scale-up of its NuPlastiQ BioPolymers and BioBlend Resins, the company announced. [more]

  • Biodegradable mulch film solves a multitude of problems

    Biodegradable mulch film solves a multitude of problems [22-08-19]

    Tomatoes are the world’s most-grown vegetable for the food processing industry. Polyethylene mulch films are commonly used to increase yield by controlling weeds, soil temperature and water usage. As complete removal after harvesting is well-nigh impossible, non-degradable PE film residues find their way into the soil and accumulate there. [more]

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