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Anellotech progresses bio-based PET bottle technology

Sustainable technology producer Anellotech has moved closer to making a 100 per cent bio-based plastics bottle a reality after completing the first shipment of...

Coffee capsules come with compostability credentials

A coffee capsule that combines compostability and oxygen barrier has been launched by European food packaging producer Flo in partnership with NatureWorks. Called Gea, the...

NPE 2018 – Bioplastics growth to outpace the economy, but more...

Bioplastics are in a growth cycle stage and will outpace the economy as a whole by attracting new investments and entrants into the sector,...

Are PHA bioplastics the future for food service packaging?

Cambridge Consultants has revealed a vision for the use of polyhydroxyalkanoate (PHA) bioplastics in convenience food packaging in order to combat the issue of...

Thai PLA plant open for customer trials

Total Corbion PLA has started up its 1,000 tonnes per year polylactic acid (PLA) pilot plant in Rayong, Thailand and now has Luminy PLA...

Hasbro toys with the idea of plant-based plastics

The US multinational toy company Hasbro plans to use plant-based bio-polyethylene terephthalate (bioPET) for blister packs and plastics windows next year, in an attempt...

British firm welcomes EU’s stance on bioplastics

UK-based Biome Bioplastics has welcomed the European Union’s decision to change legislation to recognise the role that bioplastics can play in reducing waste and...

EU waste legislation recognises benefits of bioplastics

Provisional agreements reached by the European Council and Parliament on the EU waste legislative package published by the Commission in 2015 recognise the benefits...

Synvina extends pilot phase for better PEFormance

Synvina, the Amsterdam-based joint venture between Avantium N.V. and BASF, plans to extend the pilot phase of its furandicarboxylic acid (FDCA) production, following a...

PLA and PHAs pushing global bioplastics forward

Global bioplastics production capacity is set to increase from approximately 2.05 million tonnes in 2017 to 2.44 m/t in 2022, according to trade group...