Bioplastics Magazine (Polymedia Publisher GmbH)

Bioplastics Magazine (Polymedia Publisher GmbH)
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UPM Raflatac is extending its range of film face materials for the European market with a new white plant-based material that provides a sustainable alternative to fossil-based films for a wide variety of end uses. RafBio PE White performs just like standard PE film, and its excellent flexibility makes it ideal for the squeezable bottles and...

Neste Corporation's Board of Directors has named Peter Vanacker (born 1966, M.Sc. Chem. Eng.) as the next President and CEO of Neste. The appointment took effect on 1 November 2018. Vanacker will join Neste on 1 September 2018 as a Senior Executive and start familiarizing himself with Neste's business and operations. Matti Lievonen, who has served...

Consumer awareness and the demand for 'green' products has been on the rise in recent years. A polylactide (PLA) injection moulding solution with IML decoration saves resources and gives the packaging a premium look. "Visually appealing packaging with IML gets biocompatible," says Nick Lewis, Beck Automation Americas. Coffee tastes good when made...

Lignin is one of the main building blocks of a tree and makes up 20-30% of the composition of wood. Yet it has traditionally been discarded by the pulp and paper industries. However, Stora Enso, a leading global provider of renewable solutions in packaging, biomaterials, wooden constructions and paper, has recognised the potential of this versatile...

Specialty chemicals company Evonik is showing off its expertise in polymer design for the optical industry at this year's MIDO Eyewear Show in Milan with a lightweight, colorful, and absolutely safe - and cute - pair of children's glasses. "Our portfolio of high-performance plastics offers glasses manufacturers an innovative variety of materials...

Indian chemical company Mangalam Organics has announced it has entered into an alliance agreement with France-based pine chemistry industry leader Derives Resiniques ET Terpeniques (DRT) to manufacture and supply terpene phenolic resin. Mangalam Organics Limited is one of the largest Terpene Phenolic Resin manufacturers, suppliers and exporters in...

NEC has announced a breakthrough in the scratch resistance of its "Urushi black" tone bioplastic. The company developed its cellulose-based bioplastic in 2016 using unique technology for mixing additives to adjust the coloration and light reflectance of the material, yielding for the first time, the optical properties (low brightness, high...

Attis Innovations, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Meridian Waste Solutions, Inc., an integrated, non-hazardous solid waste services and innovative technology company, has reported that performance testing for the lignin-based resins produced by Meridian's patent-pending lignin polymer process has now been successfully completed. The product is a...

In addition to its previously announced investment its polyamide 11 global production capacities, which will increase capacity by 50%, Arkema has now released plans to expand its its global polyamide 12 production capacities, as well. Arkema's PA 12 is sold under the brand name Rilsamid. The company will boost capacity by 25% in order to better...

Evonik and Siemens have launched a joint research project to develop a platform for green chemistry based on carbon dioxide and electricity from renewable sources. Two German industrial giants, Siemens and specialty chemicals manufacturer Evonik are collaborating on a project in which use will made of electricity from renewable sources and bacteria...