Tag: bioplastics

Germany researchers find that bioplastics aren’t necessarily more environmentally friendly than petroleum-based

Germany researchers find that bioplastics aren’t necessarily more environmentally friendly than petroleum-based

December 10, 2018 |

In Germany, bioplastics are often promoted as an environmentally and climate-friendly alternative to conventional petroleum-based plastics. However, a recent study from the University of Bonn suggests that shifting to plant-based plastics could have less positive effects than expected. Specifically, an increased consumption of bioplastics in the following years is likely to generate increased greenhouse gas […]

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Global bioplastics market to grow at 28.8% rate through 2020: Report

Global bioplastics market to grow at 28.8% rate through 2020: Report

December 31, 2016 |

In New York, Future Market Insights predicted in “Bio-plastics Market: Global Industry Analysis and Opportunity Assessment 2014 to 2020”, that the global bio-plastics market is expected to account for $43.8 Bn by 2020, registering a CAGR of 28.8% during the forecast period. A growing beverage packaging industry, government support for adopting bio-based materials, and rising […]

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India wants sugar mills to produce bioplastics or biochemicals while trying to sort out soft loan restructuring

India wants sugar mills to produce bioplastics or biochemicals while trying to sort out soft loan restructuring

November 14, 2016 |

In India, the transportation minister said the country’s financial institutions are not equipped to structure the more than $880 million in soft loans held by the sugarcane industry, financing that would help many integrate or boost ethanol production. As policy shifts are needed to allow mills to produce ethanol from grade B molasses, he instead […]

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Predictive modeling yields promising bioplastics catalyst

Predictive modeling yields promising bioplastics catalyst

September 2, 2016 |

Combining predictive modeling and experimental lab work, researchers from IBM Research and Stanford University say they were able to design a catalyst that enables cheaper biodegradable plastics from plants. The high cost of biodegradable plastics compared to petroleum-derived counterparts is a major impediment to their wider use in disposable goods such as plastic utensils. Unlike […]

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European support of compostable bags key for bioplastics industry

European support of compostable bags key for bioplastics industry

April 10, 2016 |

In Europe, a study has shown that European demand for biodegradable polymers has focused on compostable plastic bags. The market of compostable and biodegradable plastic products grew to 100,000 tonnes in 2015, and could grow to beyond 300,000 tonnes in 2020 The industry lives and dies by the legal framework surrounding the use of biodegradable […]

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Philippines sugar mill exploring bioplastics production

Philippines sugar mill exploring bioplastics production

November 25, 2014 |

In the Philippines, the Central Azucarera de la Carlota is exploring the possibility of producing bioplastics from sugarcane. To that end, the company has signed a research MOU with the University of the Philippines in Los Baños and is also in talks for a similar agreement with the University of Saint La Salle in Bacolod […]

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bio-on: bio plastic replaces metal

bio-on: bio plastic replaces metal

December 10, 2013 |

In Italy, bio-on reports that Ghepi – a company specializing in R&D, the injection molding of plastics and “metal replacement” designs – started an experiment 10 months ago which has demonstrated the excellent performance of the revolutionary bio-plastics developed by bio-on. As a result, bio-on is stating its biopolymer can now also be used to […]

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Scientists and technologists put spotlight on converting waste into bioplastics

Scientists and technologists put spotlight on converting waste into bioplastics

April 11, 2013 |

In Spain, scientists and technologists from 8 countries have kicked off a new EU-funded project that explores the conversion of different complex waste streams to valuable products such as bioplastics. SYNPOL1 has secured almost EUR 7.5 million in funding under the Food, Agriculture and Fisheries, and Biotechnology theme of the European Union Seventh Framework Programme. […]

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Bio-based materials can replace petroleum in over $100 billion worth of polymers

Bio-based materials can replace petroleum in over $100 billion worth of polymers

November 20, 2012 |

In Massachusetts, Lux Research states that Bioplastics are ready to take on petro-polymers in major applications like industrial parts, coatings, and packaging. Kalib Kersh, Lux Research Analyst and the lead author of the report titled, “Bridging the Divide between Demands and Bio-Based Materials,” states, “Bio-based material developers must aim for large, addressable markets, among which […]

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ChemCeed now a North American distributor for FKuR bioplastics

ChemCeed now a North American distributor for FKuR bioplastics

September 25, 2012 |

In Wisconsin, ChemCeed will be a North American distributor for a line of bioplastics produced by German manufacturer, FKur. These products offer a sustainable and biodegradable replacement for plastic manufacturers and are suitable for a wide variety of plastic applications. ChemCeed will be offering three lines of FKuR bioplastics: Bio-Flex, a blend of polylactic acid […]

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