Tag: biopolymer

BASF and Red Avenue New Materials collaborate on compostable co-polyester (PBAT) in China

BASF and Red Avenue New Materials collaborate on compostable co-polyester (PBAT) in China

May 31, 2020 |

In Germany, BASF and Red Avenue New Materials Group signed a joint agreement that grants Red Avenue New Materials Group the license to produce and sell certified compostable aliphatic-aromatic co-polyester (PBAT). Red Avenue New Materials Group will build a 60,000 metric tons PBAT plant in Shanghai, using BASF`s process technology in exchange for the access […]

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Checkerspot and Gore Innovation Center team up for biobased polymers apparel

Checkerspot and Gore Innovation Center team up for biobased polymers apparel

November 24, 2019 |

In California, W. L. Gore & Associates is collaborating with Checkerspot, bringing together Checkerspot’s expertise in bio-based polymers and biotechnology with Gore’s experience in high performance apparel. Together, they will explore innovative performance materials development with the goal of delivering high performance textile coatings with improved environmental profiles. According to the press release, Checkerspot’s team […]

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MEGA MEG – Braskem and Haldor Topsoe’s monoethylene glycol from sugar is in operation

MEGA MEG – Braskem and Haldor Topsoe’s monoethylene glycol from sugar is in operation

February 10, 2019 |

It’s a big day for MEG. No, not Meg Ryan, though we are excited about her engagement with John Mellencamp. We are talking about monoethylene glycol which just got bigger with a new demo unit in operation. Brazil-based Braskem and Denmark-based Haldor Topsoe just commissioned their pioneering demonstration unit, located in Denmark, for the development of […]

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Don’t be selfish, save the shellfish! Shellfish are more useful than ever imagined

Don’t be selfish, save the shellfish! Shellfish are more useful than ever imagined

August 5, 2017 |

In Colorado, researchers are fighting nasty, deadly, stubborn bacteria with chitosan, a material derived from shellfish shells like lobsters, crabs, and shrimps. The new material helps prevent superbug bacteria biofilms from forming in about 85 percent of their lab testing. Chitosan is also being used as an ingredient in biopolymers that form bioplastics and biodegradable […]

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New Bio Plastics and Resins

New Bio Plastics and Resins

September 25, 2016 |

By Lorenz Bauer, PhD., Lee Consulting Enterprises Special to The Digest Sales of biopolymers and resins are predicted to grow to over $5 billion by 2021.   Biomass derived materials have been used neat and as components in composites and blends for the last decade. Products made with high contents of cellulose, starch, proteins, chitosan are common. […]

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