Bioplastics Magazine (Polymedia Publisher GmbH)

Bioplastics Magazine (Polymedia Publisher GmbH)
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By the end of the first quarter of 2018, the production capacity of the subsidiary Mater-Biopolymer will have increased from 50,000 to 100,000 tonnes/year of Origo-Bi, the family of high-value polyesters with a high content of renewable raw materials based on biomonomers On completing the acquisition of 100% of Mater-Biopolymer from the Mossi &...

On Nov 28, MAIP Srl, headquartered in Settimo Torinese, Italy, became the recipient of the 12th Global Bioplastics Award. The company earned the award for a newly developed PHBH-Compound for ABB Light switch covers. "I am NATURE" is a special PHBH based compound, available in bespoke grades and suitable for high temperature applications. It offers...

Biorefineries are the heart of the bioeconomy. Here, different types of biomass are fully utilised and transformed into a large variety of chemicals and materials. The map distinguishes between “Sugar-/starch based biorefineries”, producing bioethanol and other chemicals (63), “Oil-/fat-based biorefineries – biodiesel” (64) and “Oil-/fat-based...

The new official football of the World Cup 2018 contains the bio-based EPDM rubber Keltan Eco from ARLANXEO, one of the world’s leading suppliers of synthetic rubber. The EPDM rubber (ethylene-propylene-diene monomer) Keltan Eco 6950 is the rubber basis for a sponge rubber layer directly underneath the “Telstar 18” ball’s outer cover. It serves as...

Azelate ester chemistry is a high-performance alternative for the CASE (coatings, adhesives, sealants and elastomers) market. To meet market demand, Emery Oleochemicals introduced a series of polyols under the EMEROX trade name based on azelaic acid (C9 diacid) technology. Emery Oleochemicals, through its Eco-Friendly Polyols platform, offers...

Borealis, a leading provider of innovative solutions in the fields of polyolefins, base chemicals and fertilizers, announces that it has joined Together for Sustainability (TfS), a chemical industry initiative to assess and improve sustainability practices in the global supply chain. The initiative supports and promotes the principles of the UN...

Aware of the problematic reputation of bioplastics among injection molders, bioplastics manufacturer Green Dot Bioplastics (Kansas, USA) sought out a few who have successfully worked with bioplastics, to gauge their thoughts on the material’s performance. Modern bioplastics do not exhibit the troubling qualities of their predecessors and can now...

Research and Markets has added a new report to its offering entitled “Global Isosorbide Market 2017-2021 - Growing Significance for Environment-Friendly Polymers. The report predicts growth at a CAGR of 8.76% during the period 2017-2021 The report, “Global Isosorbide Market 2017-2021”, has been prepared based on an in-depth market analysis with...

Skåne Regional Council, Swedish southernmost county with Malmö as its main city, undertook with financial support from the Swedish Energy Agency, an innovation procurement for the supply of 5.2 million bio-based disposable aprons. Thanks to an analysis of the region’s climate impact conducted in 2011, it discovered that its healthcare sector was...

The European project InnProBio has launched an online toolbox for bio-based procurement in the public sector. The toolbox is designed to assist public buyers considering alternatives to plastics produced from fossil fuel based materials. The toolbox includes an online database of bio-based products and suppliers, good practice examples, procurement...