Tag: bioplastic

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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Covestro covers it all – From $1.7B investment in MDI and first thermoplastic polyurethane based on CO2 technology to biobased aniline…

Covestro covers it all – From $1.7B investment in MDI and first thermoplastic polyurethane based on CO2 technology to biobased aniline…

October 13, 2018 |

Covestro, which you may know as the former Bayer MaterialsScience (part of Bayer Group’s chemicals and plastics unit) prior to 2015, is leading several innovations in the biobased sector with a flurry of announcements over the past week that is sure to impact the bioeconomy. Not only are they financially successful, achieving the best financial […]

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Marine biodegradable plastics offer hope for oceans and waterways

Marine biodegradable plastics offer hope for oceans and waterways

August 18, 2018 |

With many people heading to the beach for their last hurrah of the season and red tide alerts along parts of Florida’s coast and seemingly, everywhere you turn, marine pollution is on the mind of late. While we can’t get the images of hundreds of dead fish out of your mind, we can at least […]

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Plastics proliferation transitioning to bioplastics boost

Plastics proliferation transitioning to bioplastics boost

August 5, 2018 |

IHS Markit published a plastics report saying that the market value for biodegradable polymers exceeds $1 billion and will rise sharply by 2023 thanks to increased plastic regulations and bans in Western Europe. But it’s not just Europe that we are seeing bans on plastic. Multinational companies like Kraft, Starbucks, McDonalds, Marriott, Disney and more […]

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Braskem launches new recycled resin concept

Braskem launches new recycled resin concept

June 17, 2018 |

In Canada, Braskem launched its latest concept in recycled plastic resins at a recent Sustainable Brands conference in Vancouver. The recycled resin is said to have a higher quality and a high percentage of recycled materials derived from household post-consumer thermoformed packaging made from polyethylene. Its main characteristics include resistance to stress cracking similar to […]

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IKEA and Neste launch commercial scale bioplastic production

IKEA and Neste launch commercial scale bioplastic production

June 10, 2018 |

In the Netherlands, IKEA and Finland-based Neste are working together to tackle the production of plastic products by working on a commercial scale pilot production of renewable, bio-based polypropylene plastic. The pilot at commercial scale of PP and PE plastic, chosen to contain 20 percent renewable content, will start during fall 2018. The production of […]

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USDA labs convert almond waste to beer, plastic and fuel

USDA labs convert almond waste to beer, plastic and fuel

March 18, 2018 |

In California, USDA researchers are converting almond hulls and waste that is otherwise discarded into useful products like bioplastics, beer and biofuels. With two pounds of hulls for every pound of almonds produced, farmers would love to be able to use or sell the hulls. The hulls could be used in a digester to make […]

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