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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...

Novamont sees double on the horizon

Novamont is aiming to double production capacity of the Origo-Bi biopolyester range, from 50,000 to 100,000 tonnes per year by April 2018, as well...

Companies invest in MEG-nificent bio-based future

Braskem and Haldor Topsoe have agreed a technological cooperation agreement to develop an innovative route to produce bio-based monoethylene glycol (MEG), a key component...

Secos wins $1.5m compostable bag contract

Sustainable and eco-friendly bioplastics developer Secos Group has won a contract in excess of $1.5 million to supply compostable bags to Penrith City Council...

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