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University engineers bioplastics from ‘poo molecule’

Researchers at Sweden’s Lund University have produced a plastic based on indole, a hydrocarbon molecule present in human faeces. They claim that it is...

BASF to exit Synvina joint venture

Two months after BASF and Avantium admitted to differences of opinions over their Synvina joint venture, the former has confirmed that it will exit...

AIMPLAS explores the roles of enzymes in sustainability

The Plastics Technology Centre (AIMPLAS) in Valencia, Spain is investigating the roles that enzymes can play in the plastics sector to improve the sustainability...

Ingevity acquires Perstorp’s caprolactone business

The caprolactone business of Swedish chemicals producer Perstorp has been acquired by Ingevity for €590 million ($673m). Capa, which has a production site in...

PLA and PHAs continue to dominate bioplastics growth

Increasing demand for sustainable products and stronger policy support for the bio-economy will see a 25 per cent market growth for bioplastics over the...

PLA joint venture starts up in Thailand

The joint venture between Total and Corbion has started up its 75,000-tonne PLA plant in Rayong, Thailand, as it seeks to capitalise on growing...

Innovate UK grants funding to Biotransformation research

Two separate grants totalling more than £1 million ($1.3m) have been awarded to UK-based Polymateria to help develop its technology for converting standard plastics...

Coke’s PlantBottle is not being ditched, claims CCEP GB head of...

PlantBottle, a recyclable PET plastics beverage bottle partially made from plant-derived chemicals, is not being ditched, claims the head of sustainability for Coca-Cola European...

Single-use plastics ban not realistic, claims European Bioplastics

The reduction of single-use plastics needs to tie in with circular economy consumption realities in Europe, says European Bioplastics (EUBP) in response to today’s...

Novamont boosts bioplastics capacity

Italy’s Novamont has increased production at its Mater-Biopolymer plant south of Rome by 25 per cent in order to manufacture more Origo-Bi biopolyesters and...

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