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EUBP makes policy recommendations to use sound LCAs

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With policy makers becoming increasingly reliant on the use of Life Cycle Assessments (LCAs) to establish a proper basis for more transparent and evidence-based decision-making on policies and regulations Read more

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Current trends in bioresin manufacturing

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Current trends in bioresin manufacturing

US-based STEM researcher and writer Megan Nichols takes a closer look at the current trends in bioresin manufacturing and where the industry expects to go in the coming years. Read more

16 Jul 2019 10:11 guest blogs

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AMUT Group

AMUT has entered into a collaboration with NatureWorks in order to optimise extrusion and thermoforming food contact-approved processes. Read more

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Carmen Michels, MD

FKuR

As part of the current discussions regarding the ecological sense and consequences of the use of plastics, bio-based as well as biodegradable plastics are taking on an as yet unidentified special status. Read more

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European Bioplastics (EUBP) invites proposals for the 14th European Bioplastics Conference taking place on 3-4 December 2019 at the Titanic Chaussee Hotel in Berlin. Read more

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A new, fossil-free bioplastic is emerging and, according to experiments conducted at Lund University, Sweden, it is more durable than both regular plastic and other bioplastics, and is potentially better suited for recycling. Read more

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Nigel Flowers, head of Sumitomo (SHI) Demag UK, has observed an increased focus on bioplastics for processing, and offers a run-down of considerations before processing PEF. Read more

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Total Corbion PLA will showcase partner applications based on Luminy Poly Lactic Acid (PLA) resins at Chinaplas. Read more

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EcoCortec

EcoCortec, the first Croatian bioplastics plant, is a partner in the European BIOCOMPACK project. Read more

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Guest post: Bioplastics and biodegradable packaging – a more sustainable solution?

The ocean plastics crisis has raised the profile of bioplastics and biodegradable plastics as a solution to the problem. Axion Consulting's Richard McKinlay explores whether this is really the most sustainable way to tackle marine litter. Read more

15 Jan 2018 11:37 guest blogs

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Technische Universität München

Students at TUM, Technical University of Munich, have been recognised for advancing the field of bioplastics by Arburg for their dissertations. Read more

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Scientists at the AIMPLAS research centre believe orange peel is 'juiced the job' for making biopolyesters. Read more

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'Why don't we make all our plastics from hemp' and other silly arguments

EPPM Editor Rose Brooke applauds Engineer Miranda Marcus on her piece for the UK Huffington Post defending plastics at a time when it is fashionable to attack them and revisits some of her favourite anti-plastics debates. Read more

14 Jul 2017 13:43 editor's blog

Funds injection granted for Polyethylenfuranoate set up of supply chain. Read more

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Keratin will be extracted from poultry, as part of a project by KARMA 2020, to be used in plastic food packaging. Read more

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The role plastics technology can play in the battle to cut global food waste will be under the spotlight at Interpack 2017 in Düsseldorf, where AIMPLAS will be presenting its plastics innovations. Read more

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A conference hosted by AIMPLAS covered innovations in bioplastics, for the sixth plenary of the International Seminar of Biopolymers and Sustainable Composites, held in Valencia. Read more

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Nestlé and Danone have thrown their support behind developing bottles made from greener plastics, using renewable feedstocks as opposed to petrochemical feedstocks. Read more

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Norwegian researchers are putting their efforts behind the drive to find more sustainable plastics technologies ignited by the Circular Economy campaign. Read more

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The sixth edition of AIMPLAS' Biopolymers and Sustainable Composites conference in Valencia this March is set to tackle the obstacles and embrace the opportunities facing bioplastics. Read more

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  • EUBP makes policy recommendations to use sound LCAs

    via Shutterstock

    EUBP makes policy recommendations to use sound LCAs

  • Megan Nichols

    Megan Nichols

  • Current trends in bioresin manufacturing

    MikeDotta / Shutterstock.com

    Current trends in bioresin manufacturing

    Creating hemp plastics utilises a lot of the waste left over after the ‘cash crops’ are harvested.

  • ACF820 thermoforming machine

    AMUT Group

    ACF820 thermoforming machine

    ACF820 thermoforming machine

  • Patrick Zimmermann

    FKuR

    Patrick Zimmermann

    Patrick Zimmermann

  • Carmen Michels, MD

    FKuR

    Carmen Michels, MD

    Carmen Michels, MD

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