Bioplastics Magazine (Polymedia Publisher GmbH)

Bioplastics Magazine (Polymedia Publisher GmbH)
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The new name reinforces the company’s new strategic direction aimed at becoming the leading plant-based products and packaging company in North America. Solegear Bioplastic Technologies Inc. announced today that it will change its name to good natured Products Inc., effective October 31, 2017. “Over the last 2 years, we’ve moved beyond biopolymer...

On October 13, 2017, BASF detected a technical defect in the ecoflex plant at its Ludwigshafen site. The plant is the same one at which the company’s other bioplastic, ecovio, is produced. To fix the defect, the plant has been shut down. Both ecoflexx and ecovio products are compostable and biodegradable. As a result of the problem, BASF is...

Biodegradable plastics offer innovative solutions to improve recycling quality by facilitating the means for more efficient separate waste collection. This has been confirmed by a new study concerning the effects of biodegradable plastics on plastics recycling streams in Italy, where all single-use carrier bags have to be compostable since...

The world’s second-ranking plastics trade show – the Fakuma in Friedrichshafen – will open its doors to the public tomorrow. Although the focus is traditionally on processing technologies, bioplastics has also managed to carve out a niche of its own here. This year, the show is celebrating its silver anniversary, and is completely sold out,...

The 7th Biocomposites Conference Cologne is approaching, and promises to be bigger than ever. Showcasing new technologies and application fields for biocomposites, it’s clear that these materials have progressed far beyond decking applications alone. The organizers of the Biocomposites Conference Cologne (BCC) says that the event, taking place from...

In every plant—from trees to crops—there exists a substance that makes up its wood or stems, fiber, and cell walls. This substance is a complex natural polymer called lignin, and it is the second largest renewable carbon source on the planet after cellulose. This natural abundance has drawn high interest from the research community to chemically...

Ready for the European Bioplastics Conference? As the end of the year approaches, so does each year the date of the key annual bioplastics event in Europe, the EUBC. This year, the conference will take place for the 12th time on 28-29 November 2017, at the MARITIM proArte Hotel in Berlin, Germany. The conference is always a highpoint, covering...

The recent announcement by Synvina, a Joint Venture of Avantium and BASF based in the Netherlands, regarding commercial production of PEF, a new polyester condensation polymer, has led to industry discussion regarding the potential impact on traditional PET polyester used for making bottles, sheet, and films for packaging. Following the interim...

Econic Technologies is taking pioneering technology global by partnering with Southeast SCG Chemicals. The joint venture will test the capabilities and application possibilities of Econic Technologies innovative catalysts to manufacture high molecular weight polymers. Econic Technologies today announced the signing of a JDA to partner with SCG...

Vredestein showed a prototype of its Fortezza Flower Power at the Eurobike exhibition which took place this year last month in Friedrichshafen. This innovative road tire is made of rubber extracted from the roots of dandelions. The prototype is the result of a EU joint initiative in which Vredestein and Wageningen University & Research (WUR) take...