Tag: biodegradable

Both biobased and biodegradable plastics needed for a circular economy says FKuR

Both biobased and biodegradable plastics needed for a circular economy says FKuR

March 17, 2019 |

In Germany, FKuR released a statement saying both biobased plastics and biodegradable plastics product groups have a great potential to meet the demands of the current EU directives in addressing the ecological issues of plastic. FKuR emphasizes the excellent suitability of biobased thermoplastics for conventional material recycling, while it sees biodegradable plastics as an efficient […]

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Tobacco plant inspires researchers to develop biodegradable crop protection

Tobacco plant inspires researchers to develop biodegradable crop protection

June 10, 2018 |

In Germany, Technical University of Munich researchers developed an alternative to traditional insecticides that endanger bees, other beneficial insects, waterways, and soil. The new biodegradable agent keeps pests at bay without poisoning them by using cembratrienol, which is found in tobacco plant leaves. The molecule helps the plant protect itself from pests and acts as […]

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New report available regarding the Global and China Biodegradable Plastics Industry

New report available regarding the Global and China Biodegradable Plastics Industry

April 24, 2013 |

In New York, Reportlinker.com announces that a new market research report is available, “Global and China Biodegradable Plastics Industry Report, 2012-2015.” In 2012, there have been about a dozen Chinese manufacturers with total capacity up to 301,000 tons/a, accompanied by a CAGR of 27.3% in 2009-2012. Kingfa Technology Inc., Wuhan Huali Environmental Technology Co., Ltd., […]

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New options in biodegradable packaging

New options in biodegradable packaging

August 25, 2011 |

In Germany, FKur told Packaging Digest that they will be presenting a transparent injection moldable grade cellulose acetate product at Fakuma 2011.  Denise Winkelmann of FkuR is quoted as saying, “Biograde V 2091 is our latest development of the cellulose acetate based Biograde products. Within the packaging sector it allows for the realisation of diverse […]

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Biodegradable plastics now used in coffee packets

Biodegradable plastics now used in coffee packets

June 6, 2011 |

In New Zealand, Caffe Prima, a coffee roaster in Christchurch, has possibly become the first supplier of coffee packets that are totally compostable.  The company had to find a solution to a problem unique to coffee beans, which is the release of carbon dioxide gas over time, which was solved by using a vent system […]

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