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  • 3rd European Bioplastics Conference confirms positive climate for bioplastics

    The 3rd European Bioplastics Conference was held in Berlin on the 5th / 6th November. The 22 exhibitors and approx. 300 delegates from 26 countries ensured that the conference replicated the success of previous years, a success that has confirmed the event's status as the leading congress of bioplastics professionals in Europe. The industry is preparing for a sustained period of growth with ...


    By European Bioplastics

  • Less Electronic Waste with Bioplastics

    With 50 million tons of waste produced worldwide every year, electronics (smartphones, tablets, computers, etc.) are now a serious problem for the environment. To reduce the impact of the so called e-waste, a new contribution has arrived in the form of the revolutionary bioplastics designed by bio-on: this polymer (100% naturally biodegradable in water and soil) can be used as a substrate for ...


    By GLOBE SERIES

  • Infocast`s Durable BioPlastics 2012

    Infocast is thrilled to launch the first ever dedicated Durable BioPlastics Summit to be held at the Hilton Minneapolis in Minneapolis, MN, from April 25-26, 2012. The Summit will encompass the R&D pipeline all the way to commercial development, with an emphasis on application development and the status of technical downstream integration. Bio-based polymers are growing in the double digits ...


    By Infocast

  • Eastman Introduces Engineering Bioplastic Breakthrough

    Eastman Chemical Company, the world’s leading producer of cellulosic materials, introduces Eastman TRĒVA™, a breakthrough in engineering bioplastics that help global brands concurrently meet their sustainability and performance needs in today’s rapidly evolving marketplace. “Eastman leveraged nearly 100 years of cellulosic expertise in the design and testing of ...


    By Eastman Chemical Company

  • Global Bioplastics Market 2011-2015

    Reportlinker.com announces that a new market research report is available in its catalogue: Global Bioplastics Market 2011-2015 http://www.reportlinker.com/p0615940/Global-Bioplastics-Market-2011-2015.html#utm_source=prnewswire&utm_medium=pr&utm_campaign=Marketing TechNavio's analysts ...


    By ReportLinker

  • Biodegradable Plastic, Bioplastic, Compostable Plastic- What ?

    A lot of terminolgy has been floating around these days- Biodegradable Plastic, Bioplastic, Compostable Plastic- what does it all mean? Let's start with Compostable Plastic. This is a plastic that undergoes biological degradation when it is composting that yields carbon dioxide, water, and inorganic compounds that leaves no visual distinguishable or toxic residues. You may be familiar with ASTM ...


    By Global Plastic Sheeting

  • Avantium Wins 2013 Innovation in Bioplastics Award

     The Bioplastics Council, a special interest group of SPI: The Plastics Industry Trade Association, is pleased to announce that Avantium has won the first annual Innovation in Bioplastics Award presented by the SPI Bioplastics Council. Avantium is recognized for the development of polyethylene furanoate (PEF). PEF's superior barrier to ...


    By Smithers Rapra

  • Germany exempts 75% bioplastic bottles from deposit

    The European Bioplastics industry representation welcomes the regulation concerning bioplastic drink bottles established in the 5th Amendment of the German Packaging Directive. The amendment was passed on 4 April 2008. The regulation for bioplastic bottles will come into effect on 1 January 2009. These bottles ' produced from at least 75 percent renewable resources' will be exempted from the ...


    By European Bioplastics

  • Cardia Bioplastics Limited Selected to present at CleanEquity Monaco

    Cardia Bioplastics Limited has been selected to present at CleanEquity Monaco 2010, the foremost event for next generation clean and green technology. The conference takes place March 4th and 5th at the Sporting d'Hiver, Monaco. ...


    By Thomson Reuters

  • Frost & Sullivan Recognizes Solegear for Pioneering Polysole® Bioplastic

    MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif. Based on its recent analysis of the biopolymers market, Frost & Sullivan recognizes Solegear Bioplastics Inc. (Solegear) with the 2010 North American Frost & Sullivan Award for New Product Innovation of the Year for its Polysole® Bioplastic. This innovative high-performance biodegradable polymer compound is 100 percent biobased. "Solegear ...


    By Frost & Sullivan

  • Plastics industry trade association releases report simplifying bioplastics

    On April 1, 2016, The Plastics Industry Trade Association's SPI Bioplastics Division released a new report explaining and defining bioplastics. The report, Bioplastics Simplified: Attributes of Biobased and Biodegradable Products, educates consumers on ...


    By Bergeson & Campbell, P.C.

  • DIBBIOPACK Looks Back On Four Years of Collaborative Work Researching Bioplastics Packaging

    On February 24, 2016, the four year DIBBIOPACK project ended with a final conference at the CaixaForum Congress Centre in Zaragoza and the AITIIP ...


    By Bergeson & Campbell, P.C.

  • Green Dot Bioplastics Introduces New Biodegradable Plastic for Horticultural Applications

    What's more symbolic of sustainability than nurturing a healthy garden? Greenhouses and gardeners can now lessen the environmental impact of plastic pots with a new high-performing biodegradable plastic from Green Dot Bioplastics. Made from 80 percent reclaimed and 80 percent biobased material, Terratek® BD2114 from Green Dot Bioplastics is a renewable and biodegradable ...


    By Green Dot Bioplastics LLC

  • Market Research Projects Bioplastics Market at 3.7 Million Metric Tons by 2016

    MarketResearch.com has announced the addition of the new report "Global Markets and Technologies for Bioplastics -- Focus on the Americas," to their collection of Alternative Sources market reports. For more information, visit ...


    By MarketResearch

  • Market Research Projects Bioplastics Market at 1.9 Million Metric Tons by 2017

    MarketResearch.com has announced the addition of the new report "Bioplastics - A Global Market Overview," to their collection of Fabrication & Processes market reports. For more information, visit http://www.marketresearch.com/Industry-Experts-v3766/Bioplastics-Global-Overview-6838486/ Bioplastics ...


    By MarketResearch

  • Indian bioplastics market needs to stretch to encompass more applications, finds Frost & Sullivan

    Although the Indian Bioplastics market is beset by challenges such as low awareness that are typical to emerging markets, the inadequate market response signifies huge potential for companies wishing to enter this market. Participants can overcome the awareness barrier by creating greater environmental awareness and promoting the long-term environmental benefits of using Bioplastics over ...


    By Frost & Sullivan

  • Neste Oil adds NExBTL renewable naphtha suitable for producing bioplastics to its corporate customer product range

    Neste Oil CorporationPress release29 October 2012 10:00 a.m. (EET) Neste Oil adds NExBTL renewable naphtha suitable for producing bioplastics to its corporate customer product range Neste Oil - the world's largest producer of renewable diesel - has launched the commercial production and ...


    By Neste

  • Oxo-biodegradable plastics industry under fire

    European Bioplastics’s wish to distance itself from the oxo-biodegradable plastics industry has sparked criticism from some in the oxo-biodegradable industry. In a position paper launched on 22 July, the oxo-biodegradable industry -  according to trade association European Bioplastics - has failed to live up to international standards that substantiate the industry’s claims on biodegradation ...

  • Greenwashing: misuse of EU composting standard EN 13432

    Lately, European Bioplastics (EUBP) is noticing an increasing malpractice by producers of fragmentation additives for conventional plastics referring to the European standard for industrial composting, EN 13432, when marketing their products. As is well known, such products do not fulfil the requirements of the EU norm for industrial composting of plastic products. Consequently, European ...


    By European Bioplastics

  • Producing environmentally friendly biodegradable plastics from vegetable waste

    Using vegetable waste to produce bioplastics can provide sustainable alternatives to non-biodegradable plastic, new research has found. The biodegradable plastic developed for this study, produced using parsley and spinach stems, cocoa pod husks and rice hulls, have a range of mechanical properties comparable to conventional plastics which are used for products from carrier bags to kitchenware ...

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