Tag: bioplastics

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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Bioplastics from human hair developed

Bioplastics from human hair developed

April 18, 2012 |

In the United Kingdom, wired.co.uk reports that Thomas Vaily has created a bioplastic from human hair.  Vaily is quoted, “… bioplastic resembling leather”, and that it’s “biodegradable and flexible, allowing it to be formed into a variety of everyday objects.” Wired reports that Vaily has made a jug, mirror frame, lamps and cups from his […]

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Bioplastics: 1.9 million tonnes by 2017? New report

Bioplastics: 1.9 million tonnes by 2017? New report

February 10, 2012 |

In England, TransWorldNews reports that a new report says the global bioplastics market is anticipated to reach 1.9 million tonnes by 2017.  The report is titled “Bioplastics – A Global market Overview and can be found here .

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Bioplastics market to grow at 32% annual rate through 2014, says Technavio

Bioplastics market to grow at 32% annual rate through 2014, says Technavio

October 3, 2011 |

In London, Technavio in a recent report states that the global bioplastics market is expected to grow at a CAGR of 32 percent over the period 2010-2014. The report, which covers the Americas as well as the EMEA and APAC regions, indicates that the market is being driven by the favorable policies adopted by various […]

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Eni, Novamont Spa JV for bio lubricants, bio plastics

Eni, Novamont Spa JV for bio lubricants, bio plastics

June 6, 2011 |

In Italy, Eni and Novamont Spa signed a joint venture to build new production facilities for bio monomers, bio lubricants, bio fillers, bio intermediates/additives for elastomers and bioplastics. Novamont’s contribution to the NewCo will be to provide its proprietary technologies for the design, building and operation of the new facilities. Eni will provide the site, […]

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