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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. more

industry

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

industry

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EcoCortec

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

materials

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

industry

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

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 4 Comments

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

materials

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

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

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

industry

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

industry

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

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

materials

Perstorp

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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

materials

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

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

materials

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

materials

DSM

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

materials

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

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