Tag: bioplastic

Russian student develops bioplastic in home lab amid COVID-19 pandemic

Russian student develops bioplastic in home lab amid COVID-19 pandemic

August 10, 2020 |

In Russia, a student at the National University of Science and Technology MISiS has made a bioplastic from gelatin and sawdust.  Valeria Solovyova, who is pursuing a master’s at NUST MISiS’s Technologies and Materials for Digital Production program, created the material using wood waste, gelatin, glycerin, and water. Because of the COVID-19 pandemic, she had […]

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Neste and Jokey collaborate on rigid packaging from renewable materials

Neste and Jokey collaborate on rigid packaging from renewable materials

June 21, 2020 |

In Finland, Neste and Jokey, a manufacturer of rigid plastic packaging, started collaborating with a target to develop the market for rigid packaging from sustainable renewable and recycled materials for food and non-food applications, including renewable components derived from biomass and various waste and residue oils and fats. By promoting the use of more sustainable […]

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Lactips, producer of first soluble bioplastic, raises $14.4M to ramp up bioplastic production based on milk protein

Lactips, producer of first soluble bioplastic, raises $14.4M to ramp up bioplastic production based on milk protein

May 31, 2020 |

Like Willy Wonka’s candy cups, edible sweet trees and and delicious chocolate river, Lactips is dreaming of edible packaging and bioplastics. Thanks to a new 13 million Euros (approximately $14.4 million USD) in new capital, they now have the resources needed to drive the development of its biosourced, biodegradable and water-soluble solution, providing an alternative […]

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DOE extends deadline for Bio-Optimized technology applications

DOE extends deadline for Bio-Optimized technology applications

April 5, 2020 |

In Washington, D.C., the Department of Energy is extending the application deadlines for the “BOTTLE: Bio-Optimized Technologies to Keep Thermoplastics out of Landfills and the Environment” funding opportunity. The funding opportunity was announced on March 16, 2020, and will support high-impact R&D for developing new plastics that are capable of efficient recyclability and improving recycling […]

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UK government to invest heavily into bioplastic and biopackaging

UK government to invest heavily into bioplastic and biopackaging

July 22, 2019 |

In the UK, new forms of packaging and plastic made from plants, wood chippings and food waste could be a step closer, thanks to new business and Government investment. Businesses are expected to jointly invest up to GBP149 million, alongside a GBP60 million government investment, to help fight the global battle against single use plastics. […]

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Boulder Clean integrates Braskem’s ethanol-based bioplastic into packaging

Boulder Clean integrates Braskem’s ethanol-based bioplastic into packaging

June 2, 2019 |

In Colorado, Boulder Clean, producer of plant-based cleaning products, and Braskem, producer of thermoplastics polyolefins and biopolymers, announced the integration of Braskem’s plant-based bioplastic into Boulder Clean’s newest sustainably focused laundry detergent packaging. With availability beginning in June of 2019, Boulder Clean’s 230oz. laundry detergent container will integrate Braskem’s plant-based I’m green Polyethylene bioplastic into […]

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Anellotech’s Bio-TCat technology viability confirmed during pilot plant campaign – moving forward with commercialization

Anellotech’s Bio-TCat technology viability confirmed during pilot plant campaign – moving forward with commercialization

May 5, 2019 |

We hear the theme song to Disney’s Carousel of Progress… “It’s a great big beautiful tomorrow…” but it’s also a great big beautiful today because the viability of Anellotech’s Bio-TCat technology has been proven by achieving commercially-targeted yields in its TCat-8 pilot unit in Silsbee, Texas during six months of continuous process operations. Anellotech’s website […]

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Dow and BioLogiQ collaborate on plant-based polymers and resins

Dow and BioLogiQ collaborate on plant-based polymers and resins

March 31, 2019 |

In Michigan, Dow and BioLogiQ are collaborating to evaluate potential synergies between BioLogiQ’s novel NuPlastiQ BioPolymer, a thermoplastic plant-based resin, and Dow’s industry-leading polyethylene resin portfolio, in an effort to explore enhanced sustainable plastic options. Dow and BioLogiQ will work together to test and consider potential applications that incorporate bio-based resins with polyethylene, in the […]

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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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Advanced BioCarbon 3D develops wood-based bioplastic 3D printing material

Advanced BioCarbon 3D develops wood-based bioplastic 3D printing material

January 6, 2019 |

In Canada, Advanced BioCarbon 3D, developed wood waste-based bioplastic filament for use in 3D printing to help reach their mission of sustainable carbon-free plastics for 3D printing. Their new bioplastic product is non-flammable and moisture resistant and comes from poplar (or cottonwood) trees. Darrel Fry, CEO of ABC3D, said, “People often think of bioplastics as […]

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