Bioplastics Magazine (Polymedia Publisher GmbH)

Bioplastics Magazine (Polymedia Publisher GmbH)
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Single-serve coffee capsules conquered the coffee market years ago. The capsules are sophisticated examples of branding in clever packaging. But what about the environment? Premium coffee capsules are often made of aluminium. However, as consumers are increasingly demanding more environmental products and packaging, suppliers have started looking...

The UK has an opportunity to lead the way in tackling global plastic waste by becoming a world leader in bioplastics, according to a new report titled Bio-based & Biodegradable Plastic in the UK. The report by bioeconomy consultants NNFCC concludes that recycling alone is insufficient, and bioplastics – plastics made from plants instead of oil,...

Bio-on is launching a brand-new line of cosmetic ingredients for sun protection made from its proprietary PHA 100% natural and biodegradable bioplastic. The new SPF boosters are part of the minerv bio cosmetics family of bioplastic micro powders presented in spring 2017. The growing awareness of the harm caused by exposure to sunlight has resulted...

Royal DSM and 3Dmouthguard have joined forces to make sports a little bit safer. The companies will develop custom-made and instantly printed 3D mouthguards to protect teeth and mouth injuries in any type of sport that involves bats, balls, sticks or person-to-person contact. Together with Carestream Dental and NHL Stenden Hogeschool, the companies...

The Bio-Based Industries Joint Undertaking (BBI JU), a €3.7 billion public-private partnership between the EU and the Bio-based Industries Consortium, has announced an indicative budget of € 115 million for its 2018 Call for Proposals, which opened 11 April. The BBI JU is the largest and most ambitious initiative ever launched in the EU to develop...

On April 3, 2018, BASF was able to remove the remaining amounts of contamination from the ecoflex plant. The contamination has led to a longer plant shut down and declaration of Force Majeure for the products ecoflex and ecovio last fall. BASF has now lifted the force majeure for these two products with immediate effect. As inventory levels are...

BioLogiQ, Inc., a bioplastic resin manufacturing company specializing in environmentally friendly plastic products made from renewable resources, has announced that it is launching three new grades of its plant-based plastic, NuPlastiQ BioPolymers. The new grades are: NuPlastiQ XP High Performance BioPolymers for packaging applications; NuPlastiQ...

Within the scope of the Camphor-based polymers international research project, the Fraunhofer Institute for Interfacial Engineering and Biotechnology IGB will, in the coming year, research sustainable production processes for biobased monomers. Although crude oil continues to be an essential raw material for the production of plastics, it is a...

Technavio market research analysts forecast the global bioplastics and biopolymers market to grow at a CAGR of nearly 13% during the period 2018-2022, according to their latest report. This industry research report presents a comprehensive analysis of the bioplastics and biopolymers market by type (Bio-PE, Bio-PET, PLA, biodegradable starch blends,...

Emery Oleochemicals will showcase its line of natural-based performance polymer additives at the 32nd International Exhibition on Plastics and Rubber Industries being held at the National Exhibition & Convention Centre (NECC), Hongqiao, Shanghai, PR China from April 24 – 27th. Emery's Green Polymer Additives (GPA) business team will emphasize...