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. 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. more

9 Aug 2017 12:10 industry

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

20 Jul 2017 17:01 materials

'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. more

14 Jul 2017 13:43 editor's blog 2 Comments

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

8 Jun 2017 12:30 materials

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

11 May 2017 14:44 materials

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. more

26 Apr 2017 10:53 industry

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. more

16 Mar 2017 11:19 industry

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

3 Mar 2017 15:24 industry

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

7 Feb 2017 12:13 industry

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. more

5 Jan 2017 11:04 materials



Perstorp is leading by example and stepping up to the responsibilities everybody from materials developer to consumer needs to accept in order to preserve the environment. more

7 Dec 2016 15:06 materials

Total and Corbion have forged a powerful alliance to develop bioplastics by creating a joint venture to produce and market PLA. more

16 Nov 2016 16:08 materials

AIMPLAS, the plastics technology research and development centre in Valencia, has coordinated a project that has brought about a new generation of biodegradable, compostable packages for cheese and fresh pasta. more

20 Jul 2016 16:29 materials

Corbion will be extending its PLA resins to the North American Market in 2018 more

3 Jun 2016 08:59 materials


DSM Engineering Plastics: DSMPR479

DSM has introduced a new family of high performance polyamide 4T materials, partially produced from renewable resources, called ForTii Eco. more

20 Apr 2016 16:07 materials

RPC Promens has launched a new, greener bioplastics milk bottle into Europe - a product that is an industry first for the marketplace. more

14 Apr 2016 12:03 materials

FKuR Kunststoff, Oerlemans Plastics and BK Pac are pooling their intelligence to expand the possibilities of using bipplastics in films for food packaging. more

18 Feb 2016 10:23 materials


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Perstorp has launched its new renewable Capa lactide technology into the market - which is a world first innovation for bioplastics, according to the company. more

16 Nov 2015 11:21 materials

AIMPLAS, the Plastics Technology Centre has participated in a project to develop new biopolymer synthesis and modification routes in a single stage by means of a reactive extrusion process. more

24 Jul 2015 10:11 materials

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