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 •  May 24

Packaging materials based on upcycled agricultural residues created by German company BIO-LUTIONS have been named ‘Bio-based Material of the Year 2017’ at the 10th International Conference on Bio-Based Materials in Cologne, Germany. The award, which recognises innovation in the bio-based economy in products which have been or will be launched in...

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 •  March 31

Six materials, including a bioplastic composite paper, a wetsuit made from natural rubber, and packaging and disposable tableware made from up-cycled agricultural residuals have been announced as the finalists for the nova-Institute’s ‘Bio-Based Material of the Year 2017’ award. The competition rewards innovation and development in the bio-based...

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 •  July 22, 2016

A new report has been launched to highlight currently available recycling methods for processing composites, such as carbon and glass fibre materials, and includes suggestions for making them commercially viable. The report, ‘Composites Recycling – Where are we now?’, was produced by Composites UK, a trade body for the composites industry, in...

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 •  October 13, 2015

The material will be collected by Eurokey, which will then sort the plastics at its facility in Eastern Europe to prepare the low-density polyethylene (LDPE) for reprocessing. From there, the plastics will be processed and granulated at the Papier-Mettler ...

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 •  September 27, 2013

Despite increasing consumer pressure for renewable materials and government legislation on the use of virgin plastics, the development of the biopolymer industry is being ‘held back’ by variations in costs and product quality, analytics consultancy IHS has found.
Biopolymers (also termed bioplastics and bio-based polymers) – such as isosorbide ...